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Hinduism - Who Was Kumara Gupta II?

 



 (r. 415–454) Kumara Gupta was the Gupta dynasty's fourth and most powerful monarch, who managed to maintain his northern Indian empire intact for the most of his reign.

At the conclusion of his reign, he had to deal with Huna (central Asian) raids in the west.

He was slain in a fight with them.

The Hunas continued to exert pressure in the years after Kumara Gupta's death, and this was one of the major causes in the Gupta empire's eventual downfall many generations later.


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Hinduism - Who Were The Gupta Dynasty Of India?

 

(about 350–550) Gupta Dynasty Ancestral heartland of the Northern Indian dynasty was the lower Ganges River area.

The Gupta capital was originally located at Pataliputra, which is now known as Patna in modern-day Bihar, but was eventually relocated to Allahabad, which is located at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers.

The Guptas ruled all of northern India and modern Pakistan, as well as the eastern Coromandel Coast all the way south to modern Madras, during its peak under Chandra Gupta II.

The Gupta dynasty is linked with the resurgence of Hinduism in northern India, as well as an efflorescence of Indian culture.

The Gupta rulers' royal support was the driving factor behind both of these tendencies.

According to legend, one of their court poets was Kalidasa, the greatest Sanskrit poet of all time.

The Guptas are also known for their devotion to the deity Shiva (bhakta), which they demonstrated via temple construction and religious donations.

Apart from Chandra Gupta II, his father Samudra Gupta and grandfather Chandra Gupta I were the most notable kings of the dynasty. 


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Hinduism - Who Was Chandra Gupta II?











 Chandra Gupta II (r. 376–415 C.E.) was a Hindu emperor who reigned from 376 to 415 C.E. 



After his father, Samudra Gupta, and grandfather, Chandra Gupta I, he was the third in the Gupta dynasty's line of great emperors. 


Chandra Gupta II led the Gupta dynasty to its geographical apex. 

The Shaka kingdom in the Malwa area was ultimately defeated under his reign, and the Guptas thereafter ruled all of northern India and current Pakistan, as well as the Coromandel Coast all the way to modern Madras, through conquest or tribute. 





Between 350 and 550 C.E., the Gupta dynasty reigned in northern India, and their rule is linked to the development of Indian culture and the rebirth of Hinduism. 


Both were made possible thanks to the Gupta rulers, who are regarded as benefactors of fine culture as well as fervent Shiva worshippers (bhakta). 

This is particularly true of Chandra Gupta II, since Kalidasa, the greatest of the Sanskrit poets, is one of the main personalities connected with his court. 



Related to - The Shaka epoch.






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