Chanakya | Kautilya | Vishnugupta



Chanakya (2nd century BC) was an ancient Indian guru,contains great wisdom, knowledge and specialized in all the subjects. He is also known as Kautilya, who was the author of the Arthashastra.

Chanakya was the guru for the Mauryan emperor Chandragupta and helped him to establish the kingdom, and to rule it properly. Chanakya was the chief advisor to the great emperor Chandragupta and his son Bindusara.

Chanakya’s name was mentioned in Buddhist and Jainism texts. And he was regarded as a great Guru and a philosopher, and also appreciated for his administrative capacity.
He was specialized in ancient Vedas,Upanishads and sacred texts and also a master in all kinds of art, and got the capacity to work as an advisor to the emperor.


1. Arthashastra

2. Chanakya Niti

The Arthashastra was written on the basis of political aspects, which has to be followed by a ruler for running his kingdom successfully, including financial position, relation with other rulers, welfare activities to be carried out to the people and the strength of the soldiers needed in case of war etc. The text also describes the duties to be followed by a ruler. Chanakya Niti is a collection of a set of principles based on various shastras.

Chanakya is regarded as a great thinker, religious reformer, famous politician, wise person and a social reformer of the ancient India.

The diplomatic enclave in New Delhi and Chanakya circle in Mysore has been named after him. Several Tamil plays were screened by the famous drama and cinema artists based on the life and teachings of Chanakya, and it was well appreciated by the audiences.


He was a famous scholar and a wise man, has helped the great king Chandragupta towards successfully ruling his kingdom. Through his noble advice, he has ruled his kingdom in a proper manner, and he had not suffered from the problems of enemy invasion through the help of Chanakya.

Through his talent and efficiency, he made the kingdom of Chadragupta to prosper. He also gave good advises to him, and was well appreciated by the people and also by several other kings.

Though he had lived several thousands of years back, still he is remembered by the people for his thorough knowledge in all the fields, and an expert administrator.

Let us worship the great guru and be blessed.


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