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King Shalivahana is credited with the introduction of a new era named after him, and referred to as the Shalivahana Shaka. It was initiated to commemorate his magnificent victory over Vikaramditya of ujjaini in 78 ad. Even today, Hindu use the Shalivahana Shaka to record births, marriages and other auspicious events.
The Vikrama Charita, a Sanskrit classic composed in the 11th century, supports this view. Apart from this work and few popular legends, there is no concrete evidence to support this theory. Brought up as a potter, the brave and good shalivahana was destined to become a great king, and this prophecy was well fulfilled.
History records that Gautami’s son Shatakarni of the shatavahana dynasty, defeated the powerful King Nahapana of the Satraps. The folklore of Maharashra identifies the same Shatakarni with Shalivahana.
The content for this Amar Chitra Katha title is derived from the Sanskrit classic Kathasaritsagara and Virama Charita, as well as from popular folk tales on this legendary hero.