The Greatest Kings in Indian History

Who is the Greatest King in Indian History?

  • Chandragupta Maurya

    Votes: 113 33.8%
  • Ashoka

    Votes: 44 13.2%
  • Raja Chola

    Votes: 33 9.9%
  • Akbar

    Votes: 16 4.8%
  • Sri Krishna Devaraya

    Votes: 18 5.4%
  • Chatrapati Shivaji

    Votes: 55 16.5%
  • Tipu Sultan

    Votes: 9 2.7%
  • Ranjith Singh

    Votes: 10 3.0%
  • Samudra Gupta

    Votes: 11 3.3%
  • Chandragupta Vikramaditya

    Votes: 20 6.0%
  • Harsha

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • Kanishka

    Votes: 4 1.2%

  • Total voters
    334

asaffronladoftherisingsun

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Skandagupta fought the Huns- it was the Xionite huns he fought and crushed in the northern frontier, though the records mention the war to be never-ending and devastating to the Gupta coffers - something we can see in numismatics, where Skandagupta onwards, the coins get debased in value.
Yes Skandagupta fought the first Huna invasion was in 455 ce .

The second Huna invasion was carried out by Toramana. Aulikara ruler Prakashadharman defeated him in 515ad.

The third Huna invasion was carried out by Mihirakula. He was defeated by Yashodharman.

This Huna emperor Mihirakula was a devout Shaivite and he bowed his head before none but Shiva.

This ruler has been described as Dharmatma.
 
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^ Yes, it was Skandagupta that inflicted a massive defeat on the Huns sometime in the period 455-460. They kept away from India for more than 40 years. Samudra Gupta( 335-375) did successfully clash with some Kushan or Saka areas.
Should note the hunas also played good role in fall of roman empire nevertheless the Guptas were at far stronger position and hence emerged victorious. Eventually the hunas became staunch Vishnu Shiva Bhaktas and Bhartiya-ized ;)

From Toramana onwards, they stopped calling themselves “alchon” on their coins.

Toramana became a Vaishnava and issued Garuda coins.

Huna empire covered all of undivided punjab of BHARAT .
 

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I for one, :), would like to see detailed descriptions of the economic condition of the people and state/kingdom, including how trade and commerce were carried out, under kings like Amoghavarsha, Samudragupta, Skandagupta, Harsha, Nagabhata, Dharmapala and Prithviraj Chauhan. What was the level of economic well being under these and other monarchs? Was it higher under some of these dynasties, and to what degree. The image of the post Gupta, post Harsh era in India, is one of internecine warfare. But there must have been trade, and things produced.
 
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Should note the hunas also played good role in fall of roman empire nevertheless the Guptas were at far stronger position and hence emerged victorious. Eventually the hunas became staunch Vishnu Shiva Bhaktas and Bhartiya-ized ;)

From Toramana onwards, they stopped calling themselves “alchon” on their coins.

Toramana became a Vaishnava and issued Garuda coins.

Huna empire covered all of undivided punjab of BHARAT .
sad thing is, Toramana and Mihirkula are the reason Pataliputra &Takshashila are in ruins and while they did convert to hinduism from exclusive sun worship, they did bring with them the savageries of central asian culture and its typical genocidal, slaver mentality.
 

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Devanampriya piyadassi is a title used in the brahmi inscriptions, which translates to 'one who's name is favourite of the gods, one who is their(gods) favourite servant/one who the gods love to see'.
 

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