Gupta Period

  1. Who among the following Gupta kings had another name Devagupta?
    1. Chandragupta I
    2. Samudragupta
    3. Chandragupta II
    4. Kumargupta
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    The Gupta king, Chandragupta II had another name Devagupta. Chandragupta II was the third, and most significant of the Gupta kings (C.375 - C.415). Inheriting a large empire, he extended his control to Gujarat (north of Bombay) and Malwa (central India). To strengthen his southern flank, he made marriage arrangements for his daughters with southern dynasties. In different inscription, Chandragupta II also named as Devasri and Devaraja in various inscriptions.

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    The Gupta king, Chandragupta II had another name Devagupta. Chandragupta II was the third, and most significant of the Gupta kings (C.375 - C.415). Inheriting a large empire, he extended his control to Gujarat (north of Bombay) and Malwa (central India). To strengthen his southern flank, he made marriage arrangements for his daughters with southern dynasties. In different inscription, Chandragupta II also named as Devasri and Devaraja in various inscriptions.

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  1. Who among the following Gupta kings ascended the throne in the year 56 of Gupta era?
    1. Samudragupta
    2. Chandraugupta II
    3. Kumargupta
    4. Skandgupta
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    Chandragupta II ascended the throne in the year 56 of Gupta era. In 319, Chandragupta created for himself the title King of Kings (Maharajadhiraja), and he extended his rule westward to Prayaga, in north-central India. Ten years into his rule, Chandragupta lay dying, and he told his son, Samudragupta, to rule the whole world. His son tried. Samudragupta's forty-five years of rule would be described as one vast military campaign. He waged war along the Ganges plain, overwhelming nine kings and incorporating their subjects and lands into the Gupta empire.

    Correct Option: B

    Chandragupta II ascended the throne in the year 56 of Gupta era. In 319, Chandragupta created for himself the title King of Kings (Maharajadhiraja), and he extended his rule westward to Prayaga, in north-central India. Ten years into his rule, Chandragupta lay dying, and he told his son, Samudragupta, to rule the whole world. His son tried. Samudragupta's forty-five years of rule would be described as one vast military campaign. He waged war along the Ganges plain, overwhelming nine kings and incorporating their subjects and lands into the Gupta empire.

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  1. Which one of the following was the biggest hoard of Gupta coins?
    1. Basti hoard
    2. Bayana hoard
    3. Hajipur hoard
    4. Kotawa hoard
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    Bayana was the biggest hoard of Gupta era's coins. The collection and study of coins is know as Numismatics. The bayana hoard of coins was discovered by A.S. Altekar, the person who had hoarded the coins might be a collector himself since most of the Gupta dynasty coins spanning 200+ years were found together in a single vessel. The Bayan is the place in Rajasthan.

    Correct Option: B

    Bayana was the biggest hoard of Gupta era's coins. The collection and study of coins is know as Numismatics. The bayana hoard of coins was discovered by A.S. Altekar, the person who had hoarded the coins might be a collector himself since most of the Gupta dynasty coins spanning 200+ years were found together in a single vessel. The Bayan is the place in Rajasthan.

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  1. During Gupta period, which deity was called Lokarka?
    1. Sun
    2. Ganesha
    3. Kumara
    4. Shiva
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    During Gupta period, sun was called Lokarka. The Gupta period developed a from of sculpture that was wholly Indian, the foreign influences that had crept in the Gandhara and Mathura schools of arts disappeared. Most sculptures focused on religious and spiritual themes, like the Buddha or Hindu gods like Vishnu and Shiv. The art had been highly developed and the sculptures were exquisite.

    Correct Option: A

    During Gupta period, sun was called Lokarka. The Gupta period developed a from of sculpture that was wholly Indian, the foreign influences that had crept in the Gandhara and Mathura schools of arts disappeared. Most sculptures focused on religious and spiritual themes, like the Buddha or Hindu gods like Vishnu and Shiv. The art had been highly developed and the sculptures were exquisite.

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  1. The guild organization described in the Mandsore inscription of Kumaragupta was known as
    1. Tantuvaya
    2. Dantakara
    3. Kulika
    4. Tailika
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    The guild organization described in the Mandsore inscripation of Kumargupta was known as Tantuvaya. This inscription informs us that he was a feudatory of the Gupta emperor Kumargupta I. It was during his reign, a temple dedicated to Surya was constructed by the guild of silk-weavers at Dashapura in the Malava Samvat 493 (436 CE). This temple was renovated in 473 CE by the same guild.

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    The guild organization described in the Mandsore inscripation of Kumargupta was known as Tantuvaya. This inscription informs us that he was a feudatory of the Gupta emperor Kumargupta I. It was during his reign, a temple dedicated to Surya was constructed by the guild of silk-weavers at Dashapura in the Malava Samvat 493 (436 CE). This temple was renovated in 473 CE by the same guild.

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