Ghatotkacha (king)

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2nd Gupta Emperor
Reign c. 280 – c. 319 CE
Predecessor Sri Gupta
Successor Chandragupta I
Issue Chandragupta I
Dynasty Gupta
Father Sri Gupta

Ghatotkacha (c. 280 – c. 319 CE) was a pre-imperial Gupta king in northern India, the son of Sri Gupta, who is considered the progenitor of the Gupta dynasty.[1] Very little is known of him. He is mentioned in the Tumain inscription of Kumaragupta.[2]

Ghatotkacha was succeeded by his son, Chandragupta I.


  1. ^ Mookerji, Radhakumud (2007) [1973]. The Gupta Empire (5th ed.). Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. p. 11. ISBN 81-208-0440-6. 
  2. ^ Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Vol.3, JF Fleet ((1847-1917), revised edition 1981 p.276sq
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sri Gupta
Gupta Ruler
280–319 CE
Succeeded by
Chandragupta I
as Gupta Emperor