THREAD: Guptas–The Imperial Brahmins!

Gupt-Era, India’s GOLDEN AGE, a reign wherein Kings ruled as per Dharma which made India prosperous like never again: Accounted 40% World GDP, Giant leaps in Science, Literature, Sculpture, Architecture, Mathematics, Linguistis, Music.
Multiple invasions neutralized includingby Huns and Greeks, India's boarders expanded, Minimal State interference made citizens happy & prospered, Fair & rapid Judiciary, Rational Taxation, Decentralized Governance...
Being impartial Praja-Palak, Guptas didn't boast explicitly about their caste yet sufficient archeological evidence have been recovered confirming Guptas being Brahmins.

The Dynasty is known as Gupt-Vansa after its progenitor Maharaja ShriGupt' name,not for being Vaishy
Brahmanas using "Gupt" as their surname include *Brahmgupta*, author of famous astronomical text ‘Khandakhadya’; and *Vishnugupt/Kautilya*, author of Arthshashtra.
Brahmin namws ending as ‘Varman’ also occur in Kadamba Dynasty of Vanavasi, e.g.Kakutsthavarman, Santivarman etc
Let us look at the INDISPUTED information available about caste of Imperial Guptas:

….the hand of Chanragupt-II’s daughter Prabhavati Gupta was accepted by the Brahmin King of Vishnuvriddha Gotra, Rudrasena II.
Kadamb king Kakutsthavarman (Manavya Gotra Brahmin)gave his daughter to a Gupt king and wrote this with pride in Talgund stone inscription

Guptas' multiple marriages with orthodox Brahman dynasties are most credible proof available till date to ascertain their Caste -Brahmin
Gupta princess Prabhavatigupta, daughter of Chandragupt-II, mentions her Gotra as Dharana in her Poona & Riddhapur copper plate grants. Since it is not the Gotra of her husband, Rudrasena II Vakataka, which was Vishnuvriddha, Dharna must be Gotra of her paternal house – Gupt
 ..there is definitive evidence that in the Gupta times, there were Brahmins of this Gotra.

In the Kurud plates of king Narendra, the done Bhasrutasvami, to whom a grant of land was made, was a Brahman of Dharana Gotra.
According to the Buddhist scholar Paramartha, the Gupt king Baladitya married his sister to Vasurata who was a Brahman
According to the Mandsaur stone inscription of Yashodharman, the Brahmana Ravikirtti had a wife named "Bhanugupta", who was daughter of the Gupta king Bhanugupt
The 7.2 metres RUST-FREE Iron Piller inscription standing in Mehrauli, Delhi was constructed by Chandragupt-II (375-415 CE), which is unparalleled demonstration of advanced metallurgy back then.

Similar pillars were erected at several locations including in Vidisha
One of world's earliest university, Nalanda, was built by Kumaragupt-I and rose to legendary status due to its contribution to India's emergence as great power in subjects like Vēda, vēdāṅga-s, Grammar(vyākaraṇa), astronomy (Jyōtiṣa), logic (Tarka), Mathematics (Ganit)etc
Yet another elaboration about Imperial Brahamins - Guptas !

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