The Saka era or Shaka era is used in the Indian national calendar , some calendars, such as Hindu in Bali or the Javanese calendar  (in) (but with the lunar year Muslim for the latter) in Indonesia and the old calendar Buddhist in Cambodia . Its zero year is around the year 78 AD. AD

It is very present in the dates mentioned in the epigraphy of Old Khmer 1 .

The Sakas are one of the many tribes that conquered India from the northwest, where they established Indo-Scythian rule . According to some historians, the Saka era was founded by the Western satrap Chastana  (in) which would have given him originated the beginning of his reign 2 .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ Saveros Pou , old dictionary Khmer-French-English. An Old Khmer French-English Dictionary , L’Harmattan , 2004, 732 p.
  2. ↑ ( in ) A. and D. Jha Rajgor, Studies in the Coinage of the Western Ksatraps , Nashik Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies, 1992, p. 7.