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Purugupta

Purugupta
9th Gupta Emperor
Reignc. 467 – c. 473 CE
PredecessorSkandagupta
SuccessorKumaragupta II
DynastyGupta
FatherKumaragupta I
MotherAnantadevi

Purugupta (Gupta script: Gupta allahabad pu.jpgGupta allahabad r.svgGupta allahabad gu.jpgGupta allahabad pt.jpg Pu-ra-gu-pta,[1] 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 succeeded his half-brother Skandagupta.[2] No inscription of Purugupta has been found so far. He is known from the Bhitari silver-copper seal of his grandson Kumaragupta III and Nalanda clay sealings of his sons Narasimhagupta and Budhagupta and his grandson Kumaragupta III. From the Saranath Buddha image inscription, it is concluded that he was succeeded by Kumaragupta II.[3]

Nalanda clay seal of Vishnugupta. The seal states that Vishnugupta was son of Kumaragupta (II), and grandson of Purugupta.[4]

According to a Nalanda seal of Vishnugupta, Vishnugupta was son of Kumaragupta (II), and grandson of Purugupta.[5]

References

  1. ^ Allen, John (1914). Catalogue of the coins of the Gupta dynasties. p. 134.
  2. ^ Mahajan, V. D. (2007) [1960]. Ancient India. New Delhi: S. Chand. p. 512. ISBN 81-219-0887-6.
  3. ^ Agarwal, Ashvini (1989). Rise and Fall of the Imperial Guptas. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. pp. 220, 223–5. ISBN 81-208-0592-5.
  4. ^ Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Vol.3 (inscriptions Of The Early Gupta Kings) p.364
  5. ^ Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Vol.3 (inscriptions Of The Early Gupta Kings) p.364
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Skandagupta
Gupta Emperor
467–473 CE
Succeeded by
Kumaragupta II