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Prabhavati was a 4th-century regent of the western Indian Vakataka dynasty. Prabhavati was the daughter of a Naga dynasty princess from northern India who had been made a consort of the Gupta emperor Chandragupta II when the Naga lands were overrun by Gupta soldiers. Recognized as an heiress of Chandragupta, Prabhavati was married to the Vakataka king as a diplomatic gift. When the Vakataka king died shortly after the wedding, Prabhavati took the reins of government and ruled for 20 years, allying the Vakataka state closely with Gupta interests.


India: A History by John Keay, published by Harper Perennial in 2000 in London, United Kingdom- page 142