Christian tradition has it that
first brush with Christianity took place during his reign by the efforts of the
who is said to have visited his empire. However, truth of the legend does not
find favour with some authorities who maintain that going by Gondophernes’ date
he cannot be a contemporary of St. Thomas . St.
Gondophernes ruled for twenty years. His successors were weak and fought among themselves. Thus came the end of the Pahlava empire.