The Adventures of the Guptas

Have you all heard of the “golden age” of the Indian civilization? Or what comes to mind when you hear the term “golden age”? Well, we assume most of you should think of an era of great development of the country and all those fantastic discoveries. The “golden age” of the Indian civilizations fits perfectly into this definition. No, we are not exaggerating. The “golden age” belongs to the Gupta empire. To start off the Gupta empire ruled the northern and some parts of the southern India from between 320CE and 550CE. The Gupta empire became really powerful during the reign of Chandragupta 1. So, many historians claim that he is the most responsible for the “golden age”. The Guptas revolutionized the art, architecture, mathematics and astronomy. Who loves trigonometry or hates it? Well if you guys love it, you’ve got to thank the Guptas or if you guys hate it, now you know who to blame.

Jokes aside, their inventions have shaped how we see the world today. It was the Guptas who standardized the way Indians worship and built their temples. Their inventions in mathematics has influenced modern day engineering and architecture. Their inventions in astronomy is the basic foundation for many inventions in Physics.  Their architecture are the foundations to how many modern day temples and shrine were built. They also have a lot of influence how Hindus worship their deities in the modern days.These just shows that the Guptas were one of the key figures for shaping our current world. Their discoveries or as we would like to say, their adventures are not only interesting but important to us. So, for more information please take a look at our instagram page.


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Aryabhatta 12 inventions, From https://wn.com/great_indian_mathematician,_the_aryabhat. Accessed 22 April 2017

2nd post:

Aryabhatta Biography, From http://www.biography.co.in/tag/aryabhatta. Accessed 22April 2017

3rd post:

What aryabhatta described about elliptical path of planetary motion. From  http://gyanpro.com/blog/what-aryabhatta-described-about-eliptical-path-planetary-motion/ Accessed 22 April 2017

4th post: http://readthespirit.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/feed-the-spirit/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/02/Pi-pumkin-by-Steph-Goralnick.png

5th post: Uploadalt, photographed at the British Museum, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/Queen_Kumaradevi_and_King_Chandragupta_I_on_a_coin_of_their_son_Samudragupta_350_380_CE.jpg, (2009), Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

6th post: Per Honor et Gloria at English Wikipedia, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/MathuraBuddhaHead.JPG, (13 November 2004), Public Domain.

7th post:  University Library, University of Tuebingen,  404,1-3. Taken from http://www.e-ternals.com/english/publications/publications20col2.html, from en.wikipedia, (2008), Public Domain.

8th post: Uploadalt, photographed at the British Museum, (2009), Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

9th post: Balajijagadesh, Udayagiri caves as seen from Khandagiri hill,(7 December 2011), Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

10th post: Dey Sandip,Cave 26, Ajanta,(12 January 2013), Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

11th post: AdmBreen, Buddha at Ajanta Caves,(20 December 2005), Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

12th post: Mashalti,From the walls of the Shri Vidyashankara Temple, Shringeri,(28 March 2013), Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.