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Union home minister Amit Shah recently inaugurated an international seminar at BHU on the role of Gupta dynasty emperor Skandagupta,.He extolled the greatness of Skandagupta, Shah said history has been unfair to Gupta period rulers.
WHO WAS SKANDAGUPTA ?
# Skandagupta Vikramaditya was the last great Gupta Ruler.
# He ascended to the throne on 455 AD and is known to have crushed the White Huna Invasion and also the Pushyamitras in the early years of his invasion itself ( Bhitari pillar inscription ).
# In his12 year rule, he has defended the great culture of India .
# In every field from art and architecture to trade and literature, India had achieved the pinnacle of civilization in the Gupta Era.
# The Junagadh rock contains inscription of the rulers Ashoka, Rudradaman and also the orders of Skandagupta’s governor Parnadatta.
# Skandagupta issued 5 types of gold coins like : Archer type, King and queen type, Chhatra type, Lion-slayer type and Horseman type. He also issued silver coins.