Kanishka was a follower of Buddhism. Known as Kanishka the Great, he was an emperor of the Kushan Empire in the 2nd century AD. He is famous for his military, political, and spiritual achievements.
Kanishka’s conquest greatly expanded the Kushan Empire and his patronage of Buddhism helped in the transmission of Mahayana Buddhism from Gandhara across the Karakoram range to China. Another development as a result of his conquest was the development of the Silk Road.
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