Gupta Empire
The Gupta Empire (Sanskrit: गुप्तसाम्राज्य, Gupta Sāmrājya) was an ancient Indian empire, founded by Maharaja Sri Gupta, which existed from approximately 320 to 550 CE and covered much of the Indi...
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Origin of the Gupta dynasty
The history of the Gupta dynasty (Sanskrit: गुप्त राजवंश) begins with its founding by Sri-Gupta around 240 CE, although dates are not well established. The empire covered most of Northern India a...
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Chandragupta I
Chandragupta was a major king in the Gupta Empire around 320 CE and is generally considered as the founder of the Gupta dynasty. As the ruler of the Gupta Empire, he is known for forging alliances wit...
Samudragupta
Samudragupta, ruler of the Gupta Empire (c. 335 – c. 375 CE), and successor to Chandragupta I, is considered to be one of the greatest military geniuses in Indian history. He was the third ruler of th...
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Chandragupta II
Chandragupta II (Sanskrit: चन्द्रगुप्त विक्रमादित्य; chandragupta vikramāditya) was one of the most powerful emperors of the Gupta empire in northern India. His rule spanned c. 380–413/415 CE, during ...
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Kumaragupta I
Kumaragupta I, also known as Shakraditya and Mahendraditya, was an emperor of the Gupta Empire in 415–455 CE. He was the son of his predecessor, Chandragupta II, and Dhruvadevi (also known as Dhruvasv...
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Skandagupta
Skandagupta (Sanskrit: स्कन्दगुप्त) (died 467) was a Gupta Emperor of northern India. He is generally considered the last of the great Gupta Emperors.
Skandagupta's antecedents remain unclear....
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Golden Age of India
The Gupta Empire (Sanskrit: गुप्तसाम्राज्य, Gupta Sāmrājya) was an ancient Indian empire, founded by Maharaja Sri Gupta, which existed from approximately 320 to 550 CE and covered much of the Indi...
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Gwalior inscription of Mihirakula
The Gwalior Inscription of Mihirakula is an epigraphic record documenting the construction of a temple dedicated to Sūrya by an individual named Mātṛcheṭa in the 15th year of the Hūṇa king Mihirakula....
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Vainyagupta
Vainyagupta (Sanskrit: वैन्यगुप्त) was one of the lesser known kings of the Gupta Dynasty. He is known from the fragmentary clay sealing discovered at Nalanda and the Gunaighar copper plate inscri...
Purugupta
Purugupta (Sanskrit: पुरुगुप्त) (reigned 467–473 CE) was an emperor of the Gupta dynasty in northern India. Purugupta was a son of the Gupta emperor Kumaragupta I by his queen Anantadevi. He succe...
Ghatotkacha (king)
Ghatotkacha (c. 280 – c. 319 CE) was a pre-imperial Gupta king in northern India, the son of Maharaja Sri-Gupta, who started the Gupta dynasty. His reign is considered insignificant a...
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Allahabad Stone Pillar Inscription of Samudra Gupta
The Allahabad Pillar is an Ashoka Stambha, one of the Pillars of Ashoka, an emperor of the Maurya dynasty, who reigned in the 3rd century BCE. While it is one of the few extant pillars that carry his ...
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Katni copper-plate of Jayanātha
The Katni copper-plate of Jayanātha is an epigraphic record documenting the donation of the village of Kalabhikuṇḍaka in the time of the Uccakalpa ruler mahārāja Jayanātha (circa 493-502 CE). It is da...
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Sultanganj Buddha
The Sultanganj Buddha is a Gupta-Pala transitional period sculpture, the largest substantially complete copper Buddha figure known from this time. The statue is dated by archaeologists to between 500...
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Prabhavatigupta
Prabhavatigupta was queen and regent of the Vākāṭaka Empire. Her father was Chandragupta II of the Gupta Empire and her mother was Kuberanaga, of the Naga. She married Rudrasena II of the Vākāṭaka. Af...
Hāsalpur inscription of Nāgavarman
The Hāsalpur inscription of Nāgavarman is an epigraphic record on a memorial stone documenting the exploits of a ruler named Nāgavarman. It is not dated but has been assigned to the mid-sixth century ...
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Sanchi inscription of Candragupta II
The Sanchi inscription of Candragupta II is an epigraphic record documenting a donation to the Buddhist establishment at Sanchi in the reign of king Candragupta II (circa CE 375-415). It is dated year...
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Tosham rock inscription
The Toshām rock inscription is an epigraphic record documenting the establishment of a monastery and the building of water tanks for followers of the Sātvata religion. Found in Tosham, Haryana (India)...
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Budhagupta
Budhagupta (Sanskrit: बुधगुप्त) (reigned c. 476–495 CE) was a Gupta emperor. He was the successor of Kumaragupta II and the predecessor of Narasimhagupta Baladitya. He was the son of Purugupta. He...
Ramagupta
Ramagupta was the elder son and immediate successor of Samudragupta and succeeded by is younger brother Chandragupta II. Initially, he was known from the traditional narratives only. But later, three ...
Narasimhagupta
Narasimhagupta Baladitya was a Gupta dynasty ruler of northern India. He was son of Purugupta and probably the successor of Budhagupta. Baladitya along with Yasodharman of Malwa is credited with drivi...
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Iron pillar of Delhi
The Iron Pillar located in Delhi, India, is a 7 m (23 ft) column in the Qutb complex, notable for the rust-resistant composition of the metals used in its construction.The pillar has attract...
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Pawāyā Gupta image inscription
The Pawāyā image inscription is an epigraphic record documenting the dedication of a Vaiṣṇava image. It dates to the circa fifth century CE.
Padmavati (Padmavati_Pawaya)was a large city-site locat...
Vishnugupta (Gupta Empire)
Vishnugupta (Sanskrit: विष्णुगुप्त) was one of the lesser known kings of the Gupta Dynasty. He is generally considered to be the last recognized king of the Gupta Empire. His reign lasted 10 years...
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Maharaja Sri-Gupta
Śri Gupta (r. 240 – 280 CE) was a pre-imperial Gupta king in northern India and the founder of the Gupta dynasty. A portion of northern or central Bengal might have been the home of ...
Naderī satī stone inscription
The Naderī satī stone inscription is an epigraphic record documenting the self-immolation of a woman after the death of her husband. It has been assigned to the fifth or sixth century CE.
Naderi i...
Dhaneswar Khera Buddha image inscription
The Dhaneswar Khera Buddha image inscription is an epigraphic record on the base of a bronze image of the Buddha recording its dedication by the wife of Harirāja of the Gupta lineage. The inscription ...
Tumain inscription of Kumāragupta
The Tumain inscription of Kumāragupta is an epigraphic record documenting the construction of a temple in the time of the Gupta king Kumaragupta I. It is dated year 116 in the Gupta era (circa 436 CE)...
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