Who are Shalivahana and Vikramaditya ?

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western scholars attribute the shaka era to the shakas and understandably so, but there is one issue, how did the south indians came to use shaka era even though neither shakas were south indian nor they invaded or ruled south india and neither north indians use it, they were simply foreigners. this makes me doubt shaka era being based on the shakas. the satavahanas, south indians did fight the shakas, which leads credibility to the notion of some interaction between them made shaka era popular in southern india.

vikram era was called by a different name called kirta, krita etc, vikramaditya is a later innovation. research should be conducted on what krita or kirta means.

there were also gupta era, mauryan era, a nanda era by the name of sri harsha era was also used by some south indians esp kannada people which is dated to 450 BC etc as well.

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western scholars attribute the shaka era to the shakas and understandably so, but there is one issue, how did the south indians came to use shaka era even though neither shakas were south indian nor they invaded or ruled south india, they were simply foreigners. this makes me doubt shaka era being based on the shakas. the satavahanas, south indians did fight the shakas, which leads credibility to the notion of some interaction between them made shaka era popular in southern india.

vikram era was called by a different name called kirta, krita etc, vikramaditya is a later innovation. research should be conducted on what krita or kirta means.

there were also gupta era, mauryan era, a nanda era by the name of sri harsha era was also used by some south indians esp kannada people which is dated to 450 BC etc as well.

regards
Thanks .
It looks that saka era being started by Someone in Satavahana Dynasty is popular online .
This calendar is still followed today by the people in the Deccan .
 
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