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List of the Titles adopted by Gupta Kings

07-OCT-2016 17:14

    The Gupta Dynasty came into power in 275 AD. Their origin is obscure. The first two kings of this dynasty- Srigupta and Gatotkacha were satisfied with the title of Maharaja. Here, we are sharing the name of titles adopted by the Gupta Kings as revision capsule in list-form which will be very helpful to those who are preparing for Government jobs.

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    List of the Titles adopted by Gupta Kings

    Kings

    Titles

    Srigupta

    Maharaja

    Ghatotkacha

    Maharaja

    Chandragupta I

    Maharaja Dhiraj

    Samundragupta

    1. Kaviraja (Prayag Prasasti)
    2. Ashmedha – Prakraman Vikram
    3. Param Bhagavat (Nalanda Copper Plate);
    4. Sarva-raj-och chetta i.e Uprooter of all kings (on coins only ruler with this title)
    5. Allahabad pillar inscriptions mention the title ‘Dharma Prachar Bandu’ that is he was upholder of Brahmanical religion.

    Chandragupta II

    1. Vikramaditya
    2. Sakari Devagupta/Devashri/Devraja
    3. Narendra Chandra Sinh Vikram
    4. Param Bhagavata

    Kumargupta

    Mahendraditya

    Skandgupta

    1. Vikramaditya
    2. Kramaditya
    3. Param Bhagvat
    4. Shakropama
    5. Devraja

    The Gupta Kings well known for their adoption of pompous titles. Kingship was hereditary but royal power was limited by the absence of primogeniture which means throne did not always go to the eldest son. The Guptas made munificent gifts to the brahamans, who expressed their gratitude by comparing the king to different gods and also by giving different titles.

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