Gupta Empire


The rulers of the Gupta Empire were efficient administrators. The Gupta Period is also popularly known as the Golden Age of India and for the right reasons.Introduction The Gupta period marks an important phase in the history of ancient India. social and cultural spheres. The long and efficient rule of the Guptas made a huge impact on the political. .

Education During this age. the two great mathematicians Varahamihira contributed much during this period in the field of Vedic Mathematics. Aryabhatta andVarahamihira. Aryabhatta . Astronomers and philosophers proposed the theory that the earth was not flat but round. art and education flourished and many great discoveries were made in these fields.

sculpture. and painting. ‡ creative architecture. ‡ The rock temple at Elephanta contains a powerful. ‡ This period is regarded as the golden age of Indian culture. ‡ The wall-paintings of Ajanta Cave in the central Deccan are considered among the greatest and most powerful works of Indian art. empire was revived in the north.Art and Architecture ‡ Under Chandragupta I (320-335). eighteen foot statue of the three-headed Shiva. one of the principle Hindu gods. .


Ajantha Caves .

Ellora Caves .

Rock temple at Elephanta .

who was a descendant of the Guptas.Literature ‡ The greatest writer of the time was Kalidasa. he ruled over an empire in northern India. ‡ Harsha. . ‡ From 606-647.

‡ The Gupta coins also reached classical levels : .Art and Architecture ‡ A famous rock-cut monastery at Ajanta consists of several chaitya halls and numerous residential viharas.

Religion ‡ Both Buddhism and Hinduism were widely prevalent. .

‡ Chandragupta II (referred to as Vikramaditya or Chandragupta Vikramaditya) stands as one of the most powerful emperors of the Gupta empire.E. . His rule spanned from 375 to 415 C.

‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ The nine navratans of chandraguptaII µs court are: Dhanvantari vetal bhatt Ghat karpar Varahamihira Vanaruchi Kalidas Shanku Amarasimha kshapanak .