Chanakya – key advisor and councilor of Chandragupta Maurya

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

Chanakya is derived from his father‟s name Rishi “Chanak”. Chanakya was born to Chanak and Chaneswari, the Maga Brahmin couple in the village of Chanak in Gola district of Magadh.  In Indian history, the centuries to come and that passed by, are recorded many great persons and legendary characters who shaped time through their extraordinary deeds and their excellence in every skill. But among of them, Chanakya may be the only one personality who has been respected and accepted as a brilliant person not only by Indian scholars but also western Scholars too. Chanakya has multi personality. We have been described as a great teacher, shrewd statesman, devoted patriot, deep thinker, ruthless administrator, master strategist, selfless ascetic, ideal philosopher and true saint. He is called all-rounder because he got mastery in all the branches of knowledge. He was well versed in commerce, warfare, Politics, Economics and Vedas. He lived around the third century B.C. but even today his ideas and principles show relevancy and applicability in the present day society. He is a historical milestone in the making of India. He was a key advisor and councilor of Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of Mauryan Empire. Kautilya was chief architect of his rise to power so he is called kingmaker too. A man full of vision; he was always prepared for the worst. He had the guts to speak his heart out even in front of the rulers. He himself lived such a life, refusing all adornments, compassion towards the poor and evil to deceit when needed which shows some of his good characteristics of nature. Chanakya was a professor at the University of Takshashila which is located near Peshawar in Pakistan. He was the first man to envision the first Indian Empire by unification of the various small kingdoms in the Indian subcontinent.

 Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. lorieb says:

    very true! Education or learning at any level is so important to everyone, everywhere!

    1. This is true 🙂 thanks for your visit

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