Kumaragupta, Kumāragupta: 5 definitions

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Kumaragupta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Indian National Science Academy: New insights on the 1600 year-old corrosion resistant Delhi iron pillar

In the archer coins of Kumāragupta I, the king’s name provided in the obverse field is Kumāra or Ku or absent in some, but appearing as Kumāragupta in the circular legend. Kumāragupta’s successor was Skandagupta, who also issued the archer coin type in which his name appears in the field as Skanda and his full name is provided in the legend in the obverse.

India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Kumāragupta (कुमारगुप्त) is an example of a Śaivite name mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Classification of personal names according to deities (e.g., from Śaivism) were sometimes used by more than one person and somehow seem to have been popular. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Derivation of personal names (e.g., Kumāragupta) during the rule of the Guptas followed patterns such as tribes, places, rivers and mountains.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kumāragupta (कुमारगुप्त):—[=kumāra-gupta] [from kumāra] m. ‘protected by the god of war’, Name of several princes, [Daśakumāra-carita; Harṣacarita etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kumaragupta in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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