Licchavi

▪ ancient people
also spelled  Lichchhavi 

      a people of northern India. They settled (6th–5th century BCE) on the north bank of the Ganges (Ganga) River (Ganges River) in what is now Bihar state; their capital city was at Vaishali. The Licchavis were renowned for their republican government, which had a general assembly of the heads of the leading Kshatriya-caste families. They were, for a time, of considerable importance and rivaled the rising power of Magadha, forming a confederacy with other tribal groups (the so-called Vrijjian (Vṛjji), or Vaijjian, confederacy).

      The Licchavis remained influential in northern India and Nepal until about the 4th century CE. In Nepal a Licchavi dynasty is commemorated in a dating system, the Licchavi era, that began in 110 CE.

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