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Kumaragupta III

Kumaragupta III
13th Gupta emperor
Reignc. 530 – c. 540 CE
PredecessorNarasimhagupta
SuccessorVishnugupta
DynastyGupta
FatherNarasimhagupta
MotherShrimitradevi
ReligionHinduism

Kumaragupta III (Gupta script: Gupta allahabad ku.jpgGupta allahabad m.svgGupta allahabad r.svgGupta allahabad gu.jpgGupta allahabad pt.jpg Ku-ma-ra-gu-pta) was a later Gupta Emperor. He succeeded his father Narasimhagupta in about 530 CE.

His silver-copper seal was discovered in Bhitari (Ghazipur district, Uttar Pradesh) in 1889, which mentions the names of his father Narasimhagupta and grandfather Purugupta.[1][2] A clay sealing of him was discovered from Nalanda, which also mentioned about his father and grandfather.

Nalanda clay seal of Kumaragupta III mentions Purugupta as Kumaragupta I's son from his queen Anantadevi.

The Gupta Empire declined during his rule and the later kings. He was succeeded by his son Vishnugupta.

References

  1. ^ "Kumaragupta-III-of-the-Gupta-Empire".
  2. ^ Bhitari Inscribed Copper-Silver Seal of Kumaragupta III - Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta. LVIII, p. 89
  3. ^ Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Vol.3 (inscriptions Of The Early Gupta Kings) p.364
  4. ^ Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Vol.3 (inscriptions Of The Early Gupta Kings) p.355

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Narasimhagupta
Gupta Emperor
530 – 540
Succeeded by
Vishnugupta