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Kumaragupta II - Fifth Successor King After Samudragupta

Kumaragupta II - Fifth Successor King After Samudragupta
Kumaragupta II was the fifth successor king after Samudragupta and succeeded purugupta and ruled Gupta empire between 473 - 476 A.D. He may be son or a brother of Purugupta as no proper evidence is available regarding the relation of Purugupta and Kumaragupta II. Most historians believe that he was the son of Purugupta.


Kumaragupta II's name came to light for the first time with the discovery of the Sarnath Buddha inscription. During his reign there were no rebellions in his kingdom and he ruled with peace. Pious monks like Abhayamitra were enhancing the splendour of the Buddhist monastery at Sarnath by installing the images of Buddha of a very high aesthetic merit.


Kumaragupta II ruled for a short span of 6 years and soon succeeded by Budhagupta around 476 A.D.

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