Kanva dynasty was the successor of the Shunga dynasty in Magadha. They also known as Kanvayanas. They ruled for very short time duration of 45 years (75 to 30 BCE). Like Shungas, Kanvas were also from Brahmin origin. They considered themselves as decendents of Rishi Kanva. Vasudeva Kanva was the founder of the dynasty. He killed last ruler Devabhuti Shunga of Shunga Dynasty and ascended the throne.