Lothal is believed to be one of the world's first seaports.
Pushyagupta, a Vaishya, was appointed governor of Saurashtra by the Mauryan regime.
He ruled Giringer (modern day Junagadh) (322 BC to 294 BC) and built a dam on the Sudarshan lake.
The state is bordered by Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea and the Pakistani province of Sindh to the west.
Its capital city is Gandhinagar, while its largest city is Ahmedabad.
There was a succession of Hindu and Buddhist states such as the Mauryan Dynasty, Western Satraps, Satavahana dynasty, Gupta Empire, Chalukya dynasty, Rashtrakuta Empire, Pala Empire and Gurjara-Pratihara Empire, as well as local dynasties such as the Maitrakas and then the Chaulukyas.
The early history of Gujarat reflects the imperial grandeur of Chandragupta Maurya who conquered a number of earlier states in what is now Gujarat.
Towards the middle of the 5th century, the Gupta empire went into decline.
Senapati Bhatarka, the Maitraka general of the Guptas, took advantage of the situation and in 470 AD he set up what came to be known as the Maitraka state.
For nearly 300 years from the start of the 1st century AD, Saka rulers played a prominent part in Gujarat's history.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating