The Vakataka Dynasty
By Pronali Mukherjee
Vakataka administration, Indian ruling house beginning in the central Deccan in the mid-third century CE, the realm is accepted to have stretched out from Malwa and Gujarat in the north to the Tungabhadra in the south and from the Arabian Sea in the west to the Bay of Bengal in the east.
The Vakatakas, in the same way as other of the contemporary traditions of the Deccan, guaranteed Brahmanical root. Little is known, notwithstanding, about Vindhyashakti (c. 250–270 CE), the founder of the family. Regional development started in the rule of his child Pravarasena I, who went to the throne around 270 and came to the Narmada River in the north by attaching the kingdom of Purika.
Pravarasena’s kingdom was divided after his demise. The fundamental line proceeded with Rudrasena I (c. 330), his child Prithvisena I (c. 350), and Prithvisena’s child Rudrasena II (c. 400). In the time of Prithvisena the Vakatakas came into contact with the capable Gupta group of North India, which was making an offer to grow in the west to the detriment of the Western Kshatrapas.
Due to its regional position, the Vakataka family was perceived as a helpful associate; Prabhavati Gupta, the little girl of Chandragupta II, was hitched to Rudrasena II. In this period, Gupta effect was noteworthy in Vakataka commonwealth and society. Rudrasena’s passing was trailed by the long rule of Prabhavati Gupta amid the minority of her children Divakarasena and Damodarasena.
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After the Guptas got to be included in a war against the Huns, the Vakataka line was allowed to grow in central India, and in the time of Narendrasena (c. 450–470), child of Pravarasena II, Vakataka impact spread to such central Indian states as Kosala, Mekala, and Malava. This power, be that as it may, at last carried the Vakatakas into clash with the Nalas and brought about a setback to the family. Its power was incidentally resuscitated in the rule of Prithvisena II, the last known ruler of the line, who agreed to the throne around 470.
Aside from this senior line was the Vatsagulma (Basim, in Akola region) line, which fan out after Pravarasena I and possessed the zone between the Indhyadri Range and the Godavari River. The Vakatakas are noted for having encouraged arts and letters
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