Who was Prabhavati Gupta?
Prabhavati Gupta was an princess of the mighty Gupta Empire and Daughter of the Chandragupta II, the ruler of the great mighty Gupta Empire and her mother was Kuberanaga. She was also the Queen of Vakataka Kingdom. Following the death of her husband Rudrasena II, the Maharaja of Vakataka Empire, She efficiently run the administration of the empire and actively executed and bring several welfare policy in her state administration.
Prabhavati Gupta and Dangun Village
Read the Passage carefully and give the answers of the respective questions accordingly.
Prabhavati Gupta has said this in his inscription:
Prabhavati Gupta orders the village family members (village householders and farmers), Brahmins and other residents of Dangun village.
“You should know that on the Dwadashi (also called the 12 days) day of Kartik Shukla Paksha, the dangun village has been donated along with water offerings to Acharya Chanalaswamy for religious merit. You should obey all his orders.”
I also give directions for the following concessions suitable for an Agrahara. Police or soldiers will not enter this village. This village is free from the obligation of giving grass, animal skin and coal used in the seat to the visiting government officials. At the same time, they are free from the execution of the princely right to buy wine and to dig for salt. This village is also exempted from giving minerals and products of Khadir tree. Giving flowers and milk is also exempted. This village has been donated along with the property within it and all the taxes, big or small.
This mandate or inscription has been written in the 13th state year. It has been engraved by Chakradas.
This inscription has been issued by Prabhavati Gupta.
Prabhavati Gupta was Princess of the Gupta Empire. She was the Daughter of the Chandragupta II and Kuberanaga as Father and Mother respectively.
Prabhavati Gupta was Daughter of Chandragupta II, the ruler of mighty Gupta Empire.
She wants to donate land to get religious prestige. Acharya Chanalaswamy is the recipient of land donation.
(a) Police or soldiers will not enter the donated village.
(b) The village is free from giving grass, skins of animals used for rugs and coal to government officials visiting the village.
(c) The village is also exempted from giving minerals, products of Khadir tree, flowers and milk.
(d) The village is free from the execution of the princely right to buy wine and to dig for salt.
(a) The inscription shows that sometimes women also gives land grants.
(b) Kings used to give land grants to gain prestige, hold power and show themselves of high status.
(c) The inscription gives information about the things which were produced in the village. It is also a refrence to what the state used to get from the village.