The golden age was confined to the north, and the classical patterns began to spread south only after the Gupta Empire had vanished from the historical scene. The military exploits of the first three rulers—Chandragupta I ca. From Pataliputra, their capital, they sought to retain political preeminence as much by pragmatism and judicious marriage alliances as by military strength.
Ramagupta Although, the narrative of the Devichandragupta is not supported by any contemporary epigraphical evidence, the historicity of Rama Gupta is proved by his Durjanpur inscriptions on three Jaina images, where he is mentioned as the Maharajadhiraja.
A large number of his copper coins also have been found from the Eran - Vidisha region and classified in five distinct types, which include the Garuda,  Garudadhvaja, lion and border legend types. The Brahmi legends on these coins are written in the early Gupta style.
He became king because of being the eldest. It is possible that he was dethroned because of being considered unfit to rule, and his younger brother Chandragupta II took over.
Chandragupta II "Vikramaditya"[ edit ] Main article: Chandragupta II Krishna fighting the horse demon Keshi5th century According to the Gupta records, amongst his sons, Samudragupta nominated prince Chandragupta II, born of queen Dattadevi, as his successor.
This extended his control from coast to coast, established a second capital at Ujjain and was the high point of the empire. Gold coins of Chandragupta II. Despite the creation of the empire through war, the reign is remembered for its very influential style of Hindu art, literature, culture and science, especially during the reign of Chandragupta II.
Some excellent works of Hindu art such as the panels at the Dashavatara Temple in Deogarh serve to illustrate the magnificence of Gupta art. Above all it was the synthesis of elements that gave Gupta art its distinctive flavour. During this period, the Guptas were supportive of thriving Buddhist and Jain cultures as well, and for this reason there is also a long history of non-Hindu Gupta period art.
Many advances were recorded by the Chinese scholar and traveller Faxian Fa-hien in his diary and published afterwards. The court of Chandragupta was made even more illustrious by the fact that it was graced by the Navaratna Nine Jewelsa group of nine who excelled in the literary arts.
Kalidasa was mainly known for his subtle exploitation of the shringara romantic element in his verse. After finishing his campaign in East and West India, Vikramaditya Chandragupta II proceeded northwards, subjugated the Parasikasthen the Hunas and the Kambojas tribes located in the west and east Oxus valleys respectively.
Thereafter, the king proceeded into the Himalaya mountains to reduce the mountain tribes of the KinnarasKiratasas well as India proper. He started his journey from China in and reached India in Faxian was pleased with the mildness of administration.
The Penal Code was mild and offenses were punished by fines only. From his accounts, the Gupta Empire was a prosperous period. And until the Rome-China trade axis was broken with the fall of the Han dynasty, the Guptas did indeed prosper.
His writings form one of the most important sources for the history of this period. Bust of king with crescents, with traces of corrupt Greek script.
Garuda standing facing with spread wings. Parama-bhagavata rajadhiraja Sri Kumaragupta Mahendraditya. Kumaragupta I assumed the title, Mahendraditya.To conclude, you have seen the Gupta Empire's great achievements during India's golden age. The Guptas created a strong government while granting independence to royal governors.
This helped the Gupta Empire create a time of tranquility and the seek of knowledge in science and art.
The Gupta Empire stretched across northern, central and parts of southern India between c.
and CE. The period is noted for its achievements in the arts, architecture, sciences, religion, and philosophy. Prosperity in the Gupta Empire initiated a period known as the Golden Age of India, marked by extensive inventions and discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art, dialectic, literature, logic, mathematics, astronomy, religion, and philos.
Gupta Dynasty's long and efficient rule has made a huge impact on the political, social and cultural spheres in the history of ancient India. Gupta Period is known as the Golden Age of India. Gupta Empire. It was in A.D. when the Gupta Dynasty came to prominence, a new era of imperial unity started again.
The period which intervened between the fall of the Kushanas and the rise of the Gupta Empire is called ‘Dark Age’ in Indian history.. Origin of the Guptas. Gupta age – The Classical Age refers to the period when most of North India was reunited under the Gupta Empire (ca.
A.D. ). Because of the relative peace, law and order, and extensive cultural achievements during this period, it has been described as a “golden age” that crystallized the elements of what is generally known as Hindu.