Chandragupta I

Chandragupta I was the first emperor of the Gupta Empire while his father Ghatotgacha and grandfather Sri Gupta were rulers of pre-imperial Gupta kingdom. He ruled between 319 AD and 335 AD. He married Kumaradevi, a Licchavi princess. Licchavi were ruling Nepal and Northern Bihar at that time. Through this marriage alliance, he came into prominence and received the title of Maharajadiraja. He released gold coins showing the image of Kumara Devi with him.

It is believed that the Gupta Era of the Indian history started from the time of Chandragupta- I. It began with the accession of Chandragupta to the throne in the year 319-320 A.D. He was succeeded by his son Samudragupta.