Thursday, February 25, 2010
HALA GATHA SAPTASADI A CMPILATION OF STORIES
Sātavāhana king, Hāla (r. 20-24 CE) is famous for compiling the collection of poems known as the Gaha Sattasai (Sanskrit: Gāthā Saptashatī), although from linguistic evidence it seems that the work now extant must have been re-edited in the succeeding century or two. The Lilavati describes his marriage with a Ceylonese Princess.
The Satavahanas influenced South-East Asia to a great extent, spreading Hindu culture, language and religion into that part of the world. Their coins had images of ships.