Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Kingdom of Gangga Negara

The Kingdom of Gangga Negara
Gangga Negara was believed to be a lost Hindu Kingdom rules by Raja Gangga Shah Johan.

Gangga Negara means “a city on the Ganges” in Sanskrit, the name derived from Ganganagar in northwest India where the Kambuja people inhabited. It is believed that the kingdom covered present day Beruas, Dinding and Manjung in the state of Perak.

It may have founded by Merong Mahawangsa’s son Raja Ganjil Sarjuna of Kedah, allegedly a descendent of Alexander the Great. It may also established by Hindu traders by the 2nd century originating from Ganganagar.

The Gangga Negara is coincided with Langkasuka and the old Kedah or Kadaram.

Researches believed that the kingdom collapsed after an attack by King Rajendra Chola I of Coromandel, South India, between 1025 and 1026. Rajendra Chola I was the son of Rajaraja Chola I, the great king of Tamil Chola dynasty.

The kingdom of Gangga Negara was renamed to Beruas after the establishment of Islam there.
The Kingdom of Gangga Negara

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