When did Ahom Kingdom started using Saka era?
Ahom Kingdom of Assam started using Saka era during the reign of Swargodeo Suhungmung. One of the most famous Kings of Ahom Kingdom, Suhungmung ascended the throne in year 1497. He adopted a Hindu title – Swarganarayan and introduced Saka era in the official Ahom calendar. Before that Ahom Kingdom used a calendar system with sixty years cycle.
Saka era or Shalivahana Saka era starts with year 78 AD. Kushan King Kanishka is creator of Saka era, who became king in 78 AD. After Suhungmung, other Ahom Kings also followed Saka era. Even coins were minted with years written in Saka era. The traditional Assamese calendar still follows Saka era.
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