Brief Notes on the Kingdom of Vanga

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Samatata or Vanga was forced to acknowledge the suzerainty of Samudragupta. However, during Vainyagupta's reign an independent kingdom was established in Vanga. Our sources refer to three rulers named Gopachandra, Dharmaditya and Samacharadeva, all of them assuming the title maharajaditya.

Gopachandra was perhaps the earliest of these three rulers. However, we do not know anything about the relationship between these three rulers. We find coins of Prithuvira and Sudhanyaditya. All of them probably ruled in

Vanga after the three kings mentioned above, j kingdom finally succumbed to the powel kingdom of Gauda under Shashanka.


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