Vikrama Era


Vikrama Era
   An Indian system of reckoning historical chronol-ogy that was established in 58 BCE by Vikramaditya, who ruled over Malwa from his capital Ujjain. This era fell in disuse after Vikrama-ditya but was revived by Chandra Gupta II in 389. It continued to be used during the medieval period.

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