Kaniṣka I

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The third king of the north-west and central Indian Kuṣāṇa dynasty who ruled c.128–51 ce. He was renowned as a patron of Buddhism.sometimes even regarded as a ‘second Aśoka’, and was particulary associated with the Sarvāstivāda school. A council was held under his patronage at Gandhāra.which led to the compilation of the Mahāvibhāṣā (see Council of Kaniṣka).

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