Vainyagupta

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Vainyagupta
? Gupta Ruler
Reign c. ? – c. 507 CE
Predecessor ?
Successor ?
Dynasty Gupta
Father Purugupta

Vainyagupta (Sanskrit: वैन्यगुप्त) was one of the lesser known kings of the Gupta dynasty.

He is known from the fragmentary clay sealing discovered at Nalanda and the Gunaighar copper plate inscription dated Gupta era 188 (507 CE). R. C. Majumdar considers him as son of Purugupta. In the Nalanda fragmentary clay sealing he is mentioned as the Maharajadhiraja and a paramabhagavata (devout worshipper of Vishnu), while the Gunaighar copper plate inscription mentions him as the Maharaja and a Bhagavan Mahadeva padanudhyato (devotee of Shiva).[1]

Nalanda clay seal of Vainyagupta.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agarwal, Ashvini (1989), Rise and Fall of the Imperial Guptas, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, pp. 232–6, ISBN 81-208-0592-5