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HISTORY (GUPTA-EMPIRE 319 A.D TO 540-50 A.D)


The golden age of Indian history and a part of ancient Indian history


First capital-Patliputra and Second capital-Ujjain

HISTORY (GUPTA-EMPIRE 319 A.D TO 540 A.D)


EVIDENCES


HISTORY (GUPTA-EMPIRE 319 A.D TO 540 A.D)

KINGS

HISTORY (GUPTA-EMPIRE 319 A.D TO 540-50 A.D)

  • SRIGUPTA(FOUNDER took maharaja title)
  • GHATOTKACHA
  • CHANDRAGUPTA I
  • SAMUDRAGUPTA
  • RAMAGUPTA
  • CHANDRAGUPTA II
  • KUMARGUPTA I
  • SKANDAGUPTA
  • PURUGUPTA
  • KUMARGUPTA II
  • BUDHGUPTA
  • NARSIMHAGUPTA
  • VINAYGUPTA
  • KUMARGUPTA III
  • VISHNUGUPTA





CHANDRA GUPTA I

  • He started Gupta Era in 319-20A.D
  • The first king to assume the title of maharaja Dhiraj in this empire.
  • Expand his empire by matrimonial alliance and conquest
  • He married lichchhavis princes kumardevi
  • He occupied complete gangetic plain



SAMUDRAGUPTA

  • Famous as Napoleon of India
  • Expand empire by wars and conquest
  • A great patron of art and adopted the title of kaviraj
  • He is shown as playing veena or lute on some coins
  • Performed Ashvamedha sacrifice
  • Pragya prashasthi composed by harisena


CHANDRA GUPTA II

  • First ruler issued silver coins, in memory of his victory over Sakas
  • Took the title of Sakari & Vikramaditya
  • Made Ujjain second capital
  • Chinese pilgrim Fa-hein visited India during his reign
  • Mehrauli pillar inscription gives the account of his conquest
  • Extended empire by matrimonial alliances and conquest (Nagas & Vakatakas)


HISTORY (GUPTA-EMPIRE 319 A.D TO 540-50 A.D) 


KUMAR GUPTA-I

  • Founder of the NALANDA UNIVERSITY
  • During his reign Huns attacked



HISTORY (GUPTA-EMPIRE 319 A.D TO 540-50 A.D)



SKANDAGUPTA

  • He fought with Huns and defeat them
  • Took the title of Vikramaditya
  • He was last great Gupta ruler
  • He repaired Junagarh Lake in Gujrat
  • Vishnugupta was last Gupta ruler




NAVRATNAS OF CHANDRAGUPTA II
Amarsimha
Lexicographer of Sanskrit
Dhanvantari
Great physician
Harisena
Court poet
kalidasa
Poet
kahapanaka
Astrologer
Sanku
Architect
Varahmihira
Poet
Vararuchi
Grammarian
vetalbhatta
Magician


HISTORY (GUPTA-EMPIRE 319 A.D TO 540-50 A.D)


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