Ghatotkacha (king)

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For the legendary character from the Mahabharata, see Ghatotkacha.
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)[1] was a pre-imperial Gupta king in northern India, the son of Maharaja Sri Gupta, who started the Gupta dynasty.[1] His reign is considered insignificant and he is best known as the father of Chandragupta I, the first Gupta emperor.


  1. ^ a b Mookerji, Radha K. (1995). The Gupta Empire (5th ed.). Motilal Banarsidass. p. 11. ISBN 81-208-0440-6. ISBN 978-81-208-0440-1. 
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sri Gupta
Gupta Ruler
280–319 CE
Succeeded by
Chandragupta I
as Gupta Emperor