Greek kings of india-1 EMPEROR ASOKA'S(KING PIODASSES)INSCRIPTION IN INDO GREEK KINGDOM OF NORTH INDIA

Main Indo-Parthian(persian ) rulers


Gondophares I (c. 20 BC – first years AD) Coin
Gondophares II Sarpedones (first years AD – c.20 AD)Coin
Abdagases I (first years AD – mid-1st century AD) Coin
Gondophares III Gadana, previously Orthagnes (c. 20 AD – 30 AD)
Gondophares IV Sases, previously Sases, (mid-1st century AD)
Pacores (late 1st century AD) Coin



GREEK KING OF INDIA DIMITRIUS -1 B.C. 200




















HERCULES AS VAJRAPANI PROTECTING BUDDHA
(GREEK DEPICTION 200 B.C. NORTH INDIA)



TOP SHOWS GREEK GODS TYCHE AND ZEUS/BOTTOM GREEK KINGS NICIAS&MENANDER OF INDIA



















The coins of the Indo-Greek king Menander (reigned 160 to 135 BCE










The Indo-Greek kingdom and Buddhism (180 BCE –10 CE


















The Buddha, in Greco-Buddhist style, 1st-2nd century CE, Gandhara NORTH INDIA. (Standing Buddha








Bilingual (Greek and Aramaic) inscriptions by king Ashoka at Kandahar (Shar-i-kuna). (3rd century BCE). Preserved at Kabul Museum. Today disappeared. Two-dimensional inscription

Transcription




Greek (transliteration)
δέκα ἐτῶν πληρη[....]ων βασι[λ]εὺς
Πιοδασσης εὐσέβεια[ν ἔδ]ε[ι]ξεν τοῖς ἀν-
θρώποις, καὶ ἀπὸ τούτου εὐσεβεστέρους
τοὺς ἀνθρώπους ἐποίησεν καὶ πάντα
εὐθηνεῖ κατὰ πᾶσαν γῆν• καὶ ἀπέχεται
βασιλεὺς τῶν ἐμψύχων καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ δὲ
εἲ τινες ἀκρατεῖς πέπαυνται τῆς ἀκρα-
σίας κατὰ δύναμιν, καὶ ἐνήκοοι πατρὶ
καὶ μητρὶ καὶ τῶν πρεσβυτέρων παρὰ
τὰ πρότερον καὶ τοῦ λοιποῦ λῶιον
καὶ ἄμεινον κατὰ πάντα ταῦτα
ποιοῦντες διάξουσιν.


English (translation)
Ten years (of reign) having been completed, King
Piodasses (Ashoka) made known (the doctrine of)
Piety (εὐσέβεια, Eusebeia) to men; and from this moment he has made
men more pious, and everything thrives throughout
the whole world. And the king abstains from (killing)
living beings, and other men and those who (are)
huntsmen and fishermen of the king have desisted
from hunting. And if some (were) intemperate, they
have ceased from their intemperance as was in their
power; and obedient to their father and mother and to
the elders, in opposition to the past also in the future,
by so acting on every occasion, they will live better
and more happily."

Aramaic(CHRIST'S LANGUAGE OF PALESTINE]
שנן 10 פתתיתו עביד זי מראן פרידארש מלכא קשיטא מהקשט
מן אדין זעיר מרעא לכלהם אנשן וכלהם אדושיא השבד
ובכל ארקא ראמשתי ואף זי זנה במאכלא למראן מלכא זעיר
קטלן זנה למחזה כלהם אנשן אתהחסינן אזי נוניא אחדן
אלך אנשן פתיזבת כנם זי פרבסת הוין אלך אתהחסינן מן
פרבסתי והופתיסתי לאמוהי ולאבוהי ולמזישתיא אנסנ
איך אסרהי חלקותא ולא איתי דינא לכלהמ אנשיא חסין
זנה הותיר לכלהמ אנשן ואוסף יהותר.


Gondophares
Indo-Parthian king

Profile of Gondophares, on one of his coins, minted inGandhara. He wears a headband, earrings, a necklace, and a cross-over jacket with round decorations.
ReignIndo-Parthian: c. 20 BC – first years AD



Coin of Gondophares (20–50 AD CE), first king of the Indo-Parthians
Obv: Bust of Gondophares
Rev: Winged Nike holding a diadem, and Greek legend: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΥΝΔΟΦΕΡΡΟΥ ("of King Gondophares, the Saviour")

Gondophares I and his successors:-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Parthian_Kingdom#Archaeology_and_sources




Gondophares on horse, from his coinage (Click image for reference).





AD 40
ARRIVAL OF APOSTLE THOMAS IN INDIA

The acts of Thomas are not found in the Acts of the Apostles.  But an apocryphal book written around 200 AD called "Acts of Thomas", describes it with embellishments and exaggerations. “Like other apocryphal acts combining popular legend and religious propaganda, the work attempts to entertain and instruct. In addition to narratives of Thomas' adventures, its poetic and liturgical elements provide important evidence for early Syrian Christian traditions.”


Christian connection OF KING 

Vasudeva I:-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasudeva_I