Describe the main features of the Satavahana empire of Deccan.


The main features of Satavahana empire of Deccan are:

  • Satavahana rulers believed in divine rights of the king.
  • They were the followers of Hinduism. They worshipped Vishnu and Shiva.
  • They divided kingdoms into provinces for efficient administration.
  • Many chaityas, Stupas and Viharas were built during this period.
  • They encouraged external and international trade and for which they built roads and ships.
  • They had trade relations with Rome, Arabic, Iran, Egypt, Burma and Malaya.