worker or enchanter, one of the Nethinim (Ezra 2:52; Neh. 7:54).
With these troops this chief drove out harsha, who fled to Garhawal.
A dubious legend relates that they were known in the north and suppressed by harsha.
This was the sixth quinquennial distribution which harsha had held and the last, for he died in 648.
We also hear that the brother and sister of the Emperor harsha belonged to this sect and it was probably influential.
This shows that the reign of harsha was one of religious tolerance.
The laborious research of Europeans has shown that Asoka and harsha were great monarchs.
In this extraordinary festival which marked the close of harsha's reign the picture left to us is singularly complete.
And he sent his companion harsha to announce his success to the kings and to his brother Ratnaprabha.
harsha then proceeded to Allahabad to superintend a quinquennial distribution of alms.
The reign of harsha is thus illustrated by a number of contemporary dateable works unusual in India.