Magadha was an ancient Indian kingdom in southern , and was counted as one of the sixteen Mahajanapadas, 'Great Kingdoms' of ancient India. Magadha played an important role in the development of Jainism and Buddhism, and two of India's greatest empires, the Maurya Empire and Gupta Empire, originated in Magadha.

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is the capital of , and the second largest metropolis in eastern and fifth largest in North India. Photo: Kanna727, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a major pilgrimage city in for Hindus and Buddhists. Photo: Keymaker31, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a village in the state of . It was the site of the Buddha Shakyamuni's enlightenment, and is the most revered of all Buddhist sacred sites. Photo: Photo Dharma, CC BY 2.0.

is in the of and marks the site of the once famous Buddhist university also known as the University, which has also been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.


is a city in in . It is 15 km from the ruins of Nalanda University, and 100 km from , the capital of the state. Photo: Knverma, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a town in , . It is east of the Paimar River, a tributary of the Ganges River. Photo: Abhishek.chandan, Public domain.

, 101 kilometers from Patna and 38 kilometers from Rajgir, or Pava is a holy site for Jains. Photo: Photo Dharma, CC BY 2.0.

is a hamlet in in . It is a famous as a health resort.


Latitude of center
25.611° or 25° 36' 39.6" north
Longitude of center
85.144° or 85° 8' 38.4" east

Also Known As

  • Arabic: مملكة ماجادها
  • Asturian: Magadha
  • Bashkir: Магадха
  • Basque: Magadha
  • Belarusian: Магадха
  • Bengali: মগধ
  • Bhojpuri: मगध
  • Bulgarian: Магадха
  • Burmese: မဂဓတိုင်း
  • Catalan: Magadha
  • Catalan: Maghada
  • Chechen: Магадха
  • Chinese: Magadha
  • Chinese: 摩伽陀
  • Chinese: 摩伽陀國
  • Chinese: 摩揭陀
  • Chinese: 摩揭陀国
  • Chinese: 摩揭陀王國
  • Chinese: 摩竭陀
  • Czech: Magadha
  • Czech: Magadhsko
  • Czech: Magadhská říše
  • Dutch: Magadha
  • English: Magadha kingdom
  • Esperanto: Magadha
  • Esperanto: Magadho
  • Esperanto: Magado
  • Finnish: Magadha
  • French: Magadha
  • French: Maghada
  • French: Royaume de Magadha
  • French: royaume de Magadha
  • Galician: Magadha
  • Georgian: მაგადჰა
  • German: Magadha
  • Hebrew: מאגאדה
  • Hebrew: מגדהה
  • Hindi: मगध
  • Hindi: मगध जनपद
  • Hindi: मगध महाजनपद
  • Hungarian: Magadha
  • Indonesian: Kekaisaran Magadha
  • Indonesian: Magadha
  • Italian: Magadha
  • Italian: Maghada
  • Italian: Regno Magadha
  • Japanese: マガタ
  • Japanese: マガダ
  • Japanese: マガダ国
  • Kannada: ಮಗಧ
  • Korean: 마가다
  • Korean: 마가다국
  • Korean: 마가다 왕국
  • Korean: 마가다 제국
  • Korean: 마갈타
  • Lithuanian: Magadha
  • Macedonian: Магада
  • Maithili: मगध
  • Malayalam: Magadha
  • Malayalam: Magadha Empire
  • Malayalam: മഗധ
  • Malayalam: മഗധ സാമ്രാജ്യം
  • Marathi: मगध साम्राज्य
  • Min Nan Chinese: Magadha
  • Mingrelian: მაგადჰა
  • Nepali: मगध
  • Newari: मगध
  • Norwegian: Magadha
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Magadha
  • Panjabi: ਮਗਧ
  • Persian: امپراتوری ماگدها
  • Persian: ماگدها
  • Polish: Magadha
  • Portuguese: Magadha
  • Portuguese: Período Magadha
  • Portuguese: Reino de Mágada
  • Portuguese: Reis de Magadha
  • Romanian: Magadha
  • Russian: Магадха
  • Sanskrit: मगध
  • Sanskrit: मगधः
  • Sanskrit: मगधदॆश:
  • Serbian: Магада
  • Serbo-Croatian: Magadha
  • Sinhala: මගධ - නන්ද - පළමු රජ පෙළපත
  • Sinhala: මගධ
  • South Azerbaijani: ماگدها
  • Spanish: Imperio Magadha
  • Spanish: Magadha
  • Spanish: Maghada
  • Spanish: Reino de Magadha
  • Spanish: Reino de Maghada
  • Swedish: Magadha
  • Swedish: Magadhariket
  • Swiss German: S Riich vo Magadha
  • Tamil: மகத நாடு
  • Telugu: మగధ
  • Telugu: మగధ సామ్రాజ్యం
  • Telugu: మగధ సామ్రాజ్యము
  • Thai: Magadh
  • Thai: Magadha
  • Thai: Magadha Empire
  • Thai: Magadhan Empire
  • Thai: แคว้นมคธ
  • Tibetan: མ་ག་དྷ་
  • Tosk Albanian: Magadha
  • Turkish: Magadha Krallığı
  • Ukrainian: Магадга
  • Ukrainian: Магадха
  • Ukrainian: Маґадга
  • Urdu: سلطنت مگدھ
  • Urdu: مگدھ مہاجنپد
  • Uzbek: Magadha
  • Vietnamese: Ma-kiệt-đà
  • Vietnamese: Ma Kiệt Đà
  • Vietnamese: Magadha
  • Vietnamese: Vương quốc Ma-kiệt-đà
  • Vietnamese: Đế quốc Magadha
  • Western Panjabi: مگدھ
  • Western Panjabi: مگدھ مہاجنپد
  • Wu Chinese: 摩揭陀

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