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  YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Gupta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Though the Indian caste system puts the Gupta clan under the category of traders and merchants, who are also known as Vaisyas according to the Vedic varnas, they have founded two of the most significant empires of ancient India, the Maurya Empire and the Gupta Empire.
The reign of the vaisya Gupta dynasty, which lasted from 250 to 550 CE, is known as the "Golden Age of India" because of the large achievements Indians made under the leadership of the Guptas.
Guptas are found throughout northern India, especially in Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.
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 Gupta Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gupta Dynasty declined due to weak rulers and a series of invasions, but many of their cultural and intellectual achievements were saved and transmitted to other cultures and live on today.
The Guptas seem to have relied heavily on infantry archers, and the bow was one of the dominant weapons of their army.
These Guptas were ultimately ousted by the Vardhana king Harsha, who established an empire in the first half of the seventh century that, for a brief time, rivalled that of the Guptas in extent.
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 Kumara Gupta I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kumaragupta (Mahendraditya) was ruler of the Gupta Empire from 415-455 CE.
The Gupta empire was threatened by the invasions of Pushyamitras.
Inscriptions prove that the Gupta sovereignty was acknowledged in the Jabbalpur region in the Narmada valley as late as AD 528, and in North Bengal till AD 543-544.
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 Chandragupta II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The period of prominence of the Gupta dynasty is very often referred to as the Golden Age of India.
The fragment from Natya-darpana mentions the king Rama Gupta, the elder brother of Chandragupta, surrendering his queen Dhruvadevi to the Saka king of the Western Kshatrapas Rudrasimha, after a defeat at the Saka king's hands.
Pataliputra continued to be the capital of his huge empire but Ujjain too became a sort of second capital..The large number of beautiful gold coins issued by the Gupta dynasty are a testament to the imperial grandeur of that age.
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 History of India
During the reign of Chandra Gupta II an alliance was made to strengthen the position of the Guptas in the Deccan.
Chandra Gupta II took the title of Vikramaditya or Sun of Prowess, yet his reign is remembered for things other than war: for his patronage of literature and the arts - Kalidasa, the Sanskrit poet, being a member of his court - and for the high standard of artistic and cultural life.
Skanda Gupta battled valiantly but he faced domestic problems as well, such as the breaking away of his feudatories, and there are indications of an economic crisis which would explain the debasing of the coinage.
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 Middle kingdoms of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gupta period marked a watershed of Indian culture: the Guptas performed Vedic sacrifices to legitimize their rule, but they also patronized Buddhism, which continued to provide an alternative to Brahmanical orthodoxy.
Contemporaries of the Gupta Empire and the successor state of the Satavahanas they formed the southern boundaries of the north and ruled over today's modern day states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra during the 3rd and 5th centuries.
During the second half of the millennium after the fall of the Gupta Empire we see a gradual shift of the balance of power both military and cultural from the northern states to the rise of large southern kingdoms.
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 Gupta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The contribution of the Maurya and the Gupta Empire to the Indian culture and philosophy was enormous.
Shown here is the approximate extent on the Gupta Empire in 400 CE.
Gupta (Sanskrit: Goptri meaning military governor) is one of the most common surnames in northern India.
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 The Gupta Era
The Guptas were in origin probably a family of the wealthy landowners who gradually gained political control in the region of Magadha.
In the Gupta administration, the governors of the provinces were more independent as compared to the Mauryans.
Chandragupta II was succeeded by Kumara Gupta, who was, in turn, succeeded by Skanda Gupta.
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - History of India
This period lasted roughly from the rise of the Satavahanas in 200 BCE as the Mauryans declined, to the end of the Guptas, around the middle of the first millennium CE, a span of 700 years, and ended with the onset of Huna invasion.
After the collapse of the Gupta Empire in the 6th century, India was again ruled by numerous regional kingdoms.
The Gupta Emperor Skandagupta repelled a Hun invasion in 455 CE, but they continued to pressure India's northwest frontier (present day Pakistan), and broke through into northern India by the end of the fifth century, thereby hastening the disintegration of the Gupta Empire.
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 Indiaoz Hinduism - Amazing Science Part 4
King Kumarra Gupta I is undoubtedly the founder of the university of Nalanda.
The Chinese pilgrim Hieun Tsang does not say that Kumara Gupta was a Buddhist, but says only that he "respected and esteemed" the law of Buddha and "honoured very highly" the Buddha, the dharma and the sangha.
Kumara Gupta II, seems to be the last king of the Gupta family mentioned by Hiuen Tsiang in connection with the university of Nalanda.
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 The Gupta Empire and Hinduism, 320 to 500 CE
Chandra Gupta II died in 415 and was succeeded by his son, Kumara Gupta, who maintained India's peace and prosperity.
Kumara Gupta's son, the crown prince, Skanda Gupta, was able to drive the invaders, the Hephthalites, back, into the Sassanian Empire, where they were to defeat the Sassanid army and kill the Sassanid king, Firuz.
Skanda Gupta died in 467, and after a century and a half the cycle of rise and disintegration of empire turned again to disintegration.
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 The Hindu : From the golden age
The Gupta period was one of peace and prosperity and has been described as the "golden age".
The earliest Gupta coins were influenced by the coins of the Kushans who ruled over large parts of North India prior to the Guptas.
But on Gupta coins of a slightly later date, the trousers are replaced by the dhoti and the king does not wear any upper garment.
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The Gupta king Narasimha-gupta Baladitya was also overwhelmed by Yashodharman and was forced to pay tribute to Mihirakula, according to Xuan Zang; but Baladitya later defeated Mihirakula, saving the Gupta empire from the Huns.
In the middle of the 6th century the Gupta Empire declined during the reigns of its last two emperors, Kumara-gupta III and Vishnu-gupta.
Gupta sovereignty was recognized in Kalinga as late as 569.
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 BANGLAPEDIA: Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Gupta Era As devout adherents of a Brahminical faith (Parama-Bhagavatas), the Gupta emperors patronized and revived Brahminism, but they also possessed a tolerant outlook which allowed Buddhism to flourish.
Chandra Gupta II who, like his father Samudra Gupta, was a devout Vaisnava by faith, gave full freedom to the practice of other faiths in his empire.
The great monastery of Nalanda, which was founded by Kumara Gupta Mahendraditya, rose to prominence in the Gupta period and in course of time turned into a university and became the greatest centre of Buddhist learning in Asia.
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 anara gupta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Gupta Empire Gupta Empire was the empire of the Gupta clan of kings in Ancient India The origins of the Guptas are shrouded in obscurity.
Chandragupta II Chandragupta II The period of prominence of the Gupta dynasty is very often referred to as the Golden Age of India.
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 BANGLAPEDIA: Nalanda Mahavihara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The assumption that the monasteries of Nalanda were the creation of the Gupta emperors beginning with Kumaragupta I may seem to receive some confirmation from the fact that Fa-hien does not mention the monastic establishments when he visited the place.
The clay seals of Vainya Gupta, Budha Gupta, Kumara Gupta, found at Nalanda, are collectively the best testimony regarding its prominence from the 4th to the 7th centuries AD.
Though the Gupta monarchs had patronised it and one of them, Shakariditya, according to Hiuen Tsang, had founded it and though this does not seem to have been really the case, still the most prosperous period of this great institution was from the 6th to the 9th centuries AD.
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 The Gupta Period
Samudra Gupta succeeded his father Chandra Gupta I. He allowed the kings he had defeated in Southeastern India to continue ruling their territories.
He extended the empire westwards and brought the ports in Western India under Gupta control.During his reign, the Gupta empire reached the height of its power and was visited by Buddhist pilgrims from China.
The Gupta Period was usually described as the "golden age of India" as it was a period of great military power and wealth and there was also great development in the arts and sciences.
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 Karttikeya in Early Indian Coinage
Kumara Gupta I (415-450 A.D) issued gold coins picturing, on the reverse, Kârttikeya holding spear in left hand and riding a peacock.
The legend on both the obverse and the reverse of this coin mentions ‘Mahendrakumârah' which is one of the epithets of this famous ruler.
Several other gold coins of Kumara Gupta I feature, on the reverse, various forms of the goddess feeding the peacock.
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 Ancient History of India,History of Ancient India,Ancient Indian History
Rama Gupta sued for peace, and the Saka king agreed on one condition that his queen Dhruvadevi be surrendered to him.
Which was okay with Rama Gupta, but not his younger brother Chandra Gupta who, disguised as the queen, entered the Saka camp and killed their king.
Conquests (though not many since Samudra Gupta had pretty much already conquered all there was to conquer), able administration, the arts flourishing, literature being produced in huge quantities, relations with foreign kings being excellent… and God was in his heaven and all was right with the world.
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 Karttikeya in Early Indian Coinage
The most beautiful Ka$rttikeya coins appear during the age of the imperial Guptas who displayed both S’aivite and Saisn@avite devices and motifs on their coins.
Kumara Gupta I (415-450 A.D) issued gold coins picturing, on the reverse, Ka$rttikeya holding spear in left hand and riding a peacock.
The legend on both the obverse and the reverse of this coin mentions ‘Mahendrakuma$rah@’ which is one of the epithets of this famous ruler.
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 Aspects of Karttikeya's Character
Elsewhere we have shown that the name 'Kumara' of this god is as old as the period of the Satapatha Brahmana, if not of the Rgveda.
Kumara is represented as a demon harassing infants.
We have noted that in the epics and the puranas Skanda is eulogised as a Kumara and mahayogi.
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 History of India
The Gupta rulers encouraged higher learning by patronizing centers of higher education at Nalanda, Takshila, Ujjain, Vikramshila and Vallabhi.
During the Gupta period India became a centre for higher studies by attracting scholars from all parts of India and from several foreign countries.
It was established as a Buddhist monastery probably during the reign of Kumara Gupta I (414-445 A.D).
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 Informat.io on Gupta Empire
It was ruled by the Gupta dynasty from around 240 to 550 CE and covered most of northern India.
In a breakthrough deal, Chandragupta was married to Kumaradevi, a Lichchhavi—the main power in Magadha.
The brilliant minds Gupta Empire made major advances in Algebra and also devised the concept of
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 Ethics of India 30 BC To 1300 by Sanderson Beck
During the frequent wars that preceded the Gupta empire in the 4th century the Text of the Excellent Golden Light (Suvarnaprabhasottama Sutra) indicated the Buddhist attitude toward this fighting.
Sasanian king Shapur II fought and made a treaty with the Kushanas in 350, but he was defeated by them twice in 367-68.
Their son Kumara is made a general by the god Indra; after their army is defeated by Taraka's army, Kumara kills the demon Taraka.
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 Gupta Empire - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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The Poona copper inscription of Prabhavati Gupta describes Sri Gupta as the Adhiraja of Gupta dynasty.
You can find it there under the keyword Gupta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gupta)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Guptaandaction=history).
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 www.maha-kala.com - Nâlandâ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A distinguished soothsayer told the builders that the sangharama they were building would become highly renowned; it would flourish a thousand years and become a model throughout greater India, But because the naga was wounded here, the site would suffer disasters and much blood would be spilled.
During the height of Gupta power, Nalanda rapidly expanded into an extensive complex of temples, shrines, and lecture and residential halls with a large and diverse population of faculty and students administered by an abbot.
Construction on this scale required a large number of artisans; fortunately, this period of Nalanda's growth coincided with a major artistic renaissance throughout the Gupta Empire; Nalanda's prestige made it a worthy recipient of the sponsorship of kings and wealthy patrons alike, enabling Nalanda to benefit greatly from the work of India's finest artisans.
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 Gupta Dynasty - Sify.com
Samudragupta was the son of Chandragupta I and though the exact date of his birth is not known, it seems he must have ascended the throne after the death of his father Chandragupta I
When he was still a young boy he had been sent to the University of Nalanda to study astronomy.
After the decline of the Gupta empire in 6th century AD, the power was once again decentralised.
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When Chandra Gupta II, who assumed the title of Vikral11aditya and ruled from 375 to 413 AD, was the king of Magdh: his son Kumara Gupta attacked Saurashtra.
Skanda Gupta had no time to look after his sprawling empire and appointed Pranadatta as the viceroy of the western province who in turn handed over the charge of office to his son.
On the death of Skanda Gupta in 470.
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