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Shishunaga King
Reignc. ? – c. 345 BCE[citation needed]
SuccessorMahapadma Nanda
Died345 BCE
Issuepossibly Mahapadma Nanda and several others

Mahanandin was a king of the Shishunaga dynasty of the Indian subcontinent. The dynasty ruled parts of ancient India around the city of Pataliputra (present day Patna, Bihar).


Puranas list Nandivardhana as the ninth Shishunaga king and his son Mahanandin as the tenth and the last Shishunaga king.[1] Mahanandin was killed by his illegitimate son from a Shudra wife named Mahapadma Nanda.[2]



  1. ^ Smith 2008, p. 37.
  2. ^ Mookerji 1988, p. 10.


  • Mookerji, Radha Kumud (1988) [first published in 1966], Chandragupta Maurya and his times (4th ed.), Motilal Banarsidass, ISBN 81-208-0433-3
  • Singh, Upinder (2016), A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century, Pearson PLC, ISBN 978-81-317-1677-9
  • Smith, Vincent A. (2008) [1906], Jackson, A. V. Williams (ed.), History of India, in Nine Volumes, II - From the Sixth Century B.C. to the Mohammedan Conquest, Including the Invasion of Alexander the Great, Cosimo Classics, ISBN 978-1-60520-492-5