- Dhanyakataka, also known as Dhanakataka or Dharanikota, was an ancient city located in present-day Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh, India. It was an important Buddhist center during the ancient and medieval periods.
- The Satavahana dynasty ruled a major part of South India from the 2nd century BCE to the 3rd century CE.
- Dhanyakataka gained prominence as a Buddhist center during their rule.
- The Satavahanas were known for their patronage of Buddhism.
- Dhanyakataka became a significant site for Buddhist monasticism.
- It housed numerous monasteries, stupas, and educational institutions.
- Scholars and monks from different parts of India and other regions were attracted to the city.
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