Which among the following was the earliest capital of Satavahanas?

Q. Which among the following was the earliest capital of Satavahanas?

[A] Paithan or Pratisthan

[B] Amaravati

[C] Kotilingala

[D] Masilia

Answer: A

The earliest capital of Satavahanas was Paithan or Pratisthan which is located on the banks of River Godavari. Later they shifted their capital to Amaravati.

The dynasty had different capital cities at different times, including Pratishthana (Paithan) and Amaravati (Dharanikota).

Information about the Satavahanas comes from the Puranas, some Buddhist and Jain texts, the dynasty’s inscriptions and coins, and foreign (Greek and Roman) accounts that focus on trade.

Read more: Andhra Pradesh Current Affairs Year Book 2024 | Useful for APPSC & Other Examinations

Leave a comment