Who is the real founder of the Gupta Empire? (a) Chandragupta II (b) Samudragupta (c) Sri Gupta (d) Ghatookacha

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Sri Gupta was the founder of the Gupta Dynasty. With his accession in 319–320 CE, Chandragupta I is regarded as the true progenitor of the Gupta Era. The Gupta era started in 319 A.D., the year he came to power. From that point forward, it was utilised in all of their documents as well as those of their feudatories. His new title was maharajadhiraja (king of kings). However, Chandragupta I is not mentioned in the Options; only Chandragupta II is. As a result, we selected the second-best choice.

Gupta Empire Origin

The ancestry of the Gupta family is unknown. The majority of the inscriptions and coin hoards from the early Gupta kings have been discovered in the lower-Doab region of present-day Uttar Pradesh, which supports the theory that they originated there. This notion is also considered to be supported by the Purana, which describes the Prayaga, Saketa, and Magadha provinces as the domain of the early Gupta kings in the Ganges basin.

Chandragupta II (380 – 413 AD)

  • slew Ramgupta and took control of the throne.
  • assumed the title of Vikramaditya after defeating Rudrasimha III.
  • A Chinese traveler named Fa-Hein stopped by his court.

Samudragupta (335 – 375 AD)

  • An Indian Napoleon.
  • Harisena’s inscription on the Prayag Prashasti pillar extols his exploits.
  • acquired the names Kaviraj and Vikramanka.

Sri Gupta (240-280 AD)

  • The Gupta Empire’s founder
  • ruled as a vaishya

Ghatotkach (280 – 319AD)

  • Srigupta’s successor, who was succeeded by Chandragupta I.


Who is the real founder of the Gupta Empire? (a)Chandragupta II (b)Samudragupta (c)Sri Gupta (d)Ghatookacha

The Gupta Dynasty was started by Sri Gupta. The genuine founder of the Gupta Era is considered as Chandragupta I, who came to power between 319 and 320 CE. In 319 AD, the year he ascended to power, the Gupta era officially began.

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