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Telangana History | Post Satavahana Age | Vakatakas | Bits For Competitive Exams

 

Post Satavahana Age | Vakatakas | Bits For Competitive Exams

 

Vatakatas Ruler Chronology

a) Vindhyasakti I ( 250 – 270 CE )

b) Pravarasena I ( 270 – 330 CE )

c) Rudrasena I ( 330 – 355 CE )

d) Prithivisena I ( 355 – 380 CE )

e) Rudrasena II ( 380 – 385 CE )

f) Pravarasena II ( 400 – 440 CE )

g) Narendrasena ( 440 – 460 CE )

h) Prithvisena II ( 460 – 480 CE )

i) Sarvasena ( 330 – 355 CE )

j) Vindhyasena ( 355 – 400 CE )

k) Pravarasena II ( 400 – 415 CE )

l) Devasena ( 450 – 475 CE )

m) Harisena ( 475 – 500 CE )

 

Fdaytalk Study Point | Vakatakas Study Material 

1) Vakatakas ruled in Deccan from the middle of 3rd century to the 6th century C.E


2) After the fall of Satavahana empire, Abhiras declared independence in the area near Nasik in Maharastra and Vakataskas in the Eastern Berer

 

3) Matrimonial alliances of Vakatakas, Guptas and Nagas in the North, Vishnukunds in the Eastern Deccan and Kadambas in the western Deccan

 

4) Vakataka Empire extended from Arabian Sea in the west to Chhattisgarh in the east and from Malwa, Gujarat, Bundelkhandand and Bagelkhand in the north to the banks of Tungabhadra River in the south

 

5) Vatsagulma branch of the Vakatakas ruled territories comprising Nanded and Aurangaabad districts of Maharastra and some Telangana districts such as Adilabad

 

6)  Key political center of the Vakatakas are been Vidarbha and Bagelkhand areas


7) According to early inscriptions of the Vakatakas, ‘Purika Pattanam’ and ‘Chanaka’ served as their capitals in the beginning, later ‘Pravarapura’ (Paunar) near Wardha became their capital


8) Vakatakas reigned lasts for 3 centuries i e.,250 C.E to 560 C.E.

 

9) Inscriptional sources of Vakataka’s History, only a few are stone slab inscriptions, all the rest are inscribed on copper plates


10) Majority inscriptional sources of Vakatakas  belonged to Nandivardhana – Pravarapura branch and few belong to the Vatsagulma(Basim) branch


11) Vakatakas inscriptions are in Sanskrit language and in Brahmi script


12) Majority of the Vakatakas inscriptions gives details about land grants to ascetics, temples, Brahmins and Officials


13) Mandhal copper plate inscriptions issued by Rudrasena in his 5th regnal year 

 

14) Indore, Yavatmal, Masod, Mandhal Inscriptions were issued by Pravarasena II, Masod inscriptions issued while granting land to 19 brahmins.

Note: Mandthal, Maharjari Inscriptions were issued by Prithvisena II

 

15) Miregoan inscriptions issued by Prabhavatigupta during the reign of Pravarasena II were found near Poona in 1912.

 

16) Prabhavati Gupta was the wife of Rudrasena II and the daughter of Chandra Gupta II.

 

17) In the Miregaon inscriptions, Prabhavati gupta mentioned that she was the mother of Vakataka Maharajasri Damodarasena and Pravarasena.

 

18) According to Professor V.V. Mirasi, after the death of Pravarasena I, Vakatakas got divided into 4 branches of kingdoms.

 

19) Gouthamiputra established Nandivardhana – Pravarapura branch and Sarvasena started Vatsagulma branch.

 

20) Hisse – Borala stone inscriptions of Devasena were found near Basimin, Aloka District.

 

21) According to Hisse – Borala inscription, Arya Svamilladeva an official of Devasena has constructed Sudarsan lake.

 

22) Devasena in 5th regnal year issued Bidar inscriptions while making grant of a village near Bidar.

 

23) Saka Kshatrapa silver coins were found in Vakataka Kingdom. According to historians, Vakatakas used Kadambas, Vishnukunds and Ishavakus issued coins and thought to be vakatakas not issued their own coinage 

 

24) Silver punch-marked coins known as Karshapanas were in circulation in India until medieval period.

 

25) Fahien, Chinese Buddhist traveler (400-414 AD) who visited India during Gupta rule, stated that people used cowries as medium of exchange.

 

26) According to Ajaymitra Sastry, coins Nandivardhana Pravarpura branch have been found recently at Paunar near Wardha.

 

27) On the copper coins of Prithvisena II,  “Sri Maharaja Prithvi” was wriiten in Brahmi script, and other coins ‘Sri Rendra’ was written in Brahmi script (Ruler Narendrasena) 

 

28) Physical remains of Vakataka were found at Paunar, Mansar, Nandapur, Ramtek, Nagara etc.

 

29) Paunar developed as a political, trade and cultural center in time of  Vakatakas,

 

30) During excavations, Durga statue, statue of Kevala Narasimha in sitting posture, Vishnu lying on sesha, Buddha image and many other sculptures were found.

 

31) The paintings of Buddha and Badhisatvas were found in the caves of Ajanta XVI and XVII.

 

32) According Puranas, ‘Vindhyakula’ Dyansty was established by ‘Vindhyasakti’

 

33) According Puranas, Pravara son of Vindhyasakti extended the empire and performed 4 Asvamedha sacrifices.

 

34) Vistrutha Charitra,  part of ‘Dasakumara charitra; was written by Dandi.

 

35) Dasakumara Charitra gives details about the downfall of the Vakataka Kingdom.

 

36) Kalidasa who lived during the time of Chandragupta II focused his writings on the social, economic, and cultural conditions of Vakataka.

 

37) Ramgiri which was mentioned in Kalidasa’s Meghadutam identified as ‘Ramtek’ by ‘Professor .Mirasi.

 

38) K.P Jayaswal located the place of origin of the Vakatakas in the Bundelkhand – Bagelkhand region(vindhya region).

 

39) Accoridng K.P Jayaswal, Vakataka name came from a village called ‘Vakat’ or ‘Bhagat’ in the Jhansi district.

 

40) According Puranas, Vakatakas regarded as ‘Vindhyas’ and their first ruler ‘Vindhyasakti’, and capital referred as ‘Purika’ and ‘Chanaka’.

 

41) Pravara, the son of Vidhyasakti ruled for 60 years.

 

42) V.A Smith opined that Central India, Vindhya Region was the original home of the Vakatakas.

 

43) Villages name of  Nimad District of Madhya Pradesh with the name ‘Vakad’, ‘Vakatakam’ word in Vakataka inscriptions meant Vakataka region.

 

44) S.V Sohani has opined that Madhya Pradesh was the first home of the Vakatakas.

 

45) Based on puranas, D.C.Sircar opined Eastern Malwas was the original home of Vakatakas.

 

46) Inscription of Rudrasena I was found at Devtek in Chandra district. 

 

47) H.C Roychoudhary opine, Berer region happened to be the first habitation of the Vakatakas.

 

48) Professor V.V. Mirasi has opined, south India was the original home of the Vakatakas.

 

49) According to Amaravati inscription, Gahapati(Gruhapathi) and his 2 wives, relatives and friends visited Anala stupa.

 

50) According to V.V. Mirasi, Vakataka Grahapathi might be the founder of Vakataka dynasty.

 

51) Professor Mirasi opined Pallava and Vakataka Kingdoms are neighboring kingdoms in South India based on similarities of words that occurred in Basim copper plate inscriptions of Vakataka King Vindhyasakti II and the Hirahadagalli and Mydavolu inscriptions of Pallava Sivaskanda Varma

 

52) Basim copper plate inscriptions referred to Vakataka King, Vindhyasakti as ‘Hariputra’.

 

53) Vakataka rulers were praised in Basim copper plate inscriptions, Pravarasena I, Sarvasena and Vindhyasakti with the title of ‘Dharma Maharaja’.

 

54) Ghatotkacha Cave inscription of Varahadeva(Vakataka Minister) stated  ‘Vallur Brahmins(Hastibhija, Varahadeva) belonging to South India.

 

55)Prof  Mirasi has identified Vallur as ‘Velur’ village in the present Karimnagar District.

 

56) Prof Mirasi mentioned, ‘Paunar’ which is 8km away from Wardha was capital of Vakatakas, and it was built by Pravarasena II.

 

57) According Dr.Buhler, Vakatakas belonged to the 5th century C.E but   Dr.Fleet and Kielhorn opined to 8th century C.E.

 

58) Copper plate inscriptions of Vakataka King, Vindhyasakti II were found in 1939 at Basim or Vasim in Akola District of Vidarbha.

 

59) No mention of Vatakatas caste in the puranas

 

60) Historians opined Vindhyakula and Pravarulu who were mentioned in the puranas are the same Vakatakas that are mentioned in the inscriptions

 

61) According to Ajanta Stone Inscription, Dr. Bhaudaji opined Vakatakas belonged to the greek race.

 

62) Vakatakas declared themselves as Brahmans in their inscriptions.

 

63) It is described in the inscription that Vindhyasakti was a brahman belonging to ‘Vishnu Vruddha’ gotra.

 

64) XVI cave inscription of Ajanta describes ‘Vindhyasakti’ as ‘Vakataka Vamsadhvaja’ and dvija.

 

65) Vindhyasakti was the father of Pravarasena I, and after the death of Vindhyasakti, Pravarasena succeeded to the throne.

 

66) Puranas mentioned  Pravarasena I ruled Vakatakas kingdom for 60 years.

 

67) Pravarasena I was a follower of Vedic religion, and performed vedic rites like Vajapeya, Athiratra, and Agnistoma.

 

68) Pravarasena I was referred to as ‘Samrat’ and Dharma Maharaja in Basim inscriptions.

 

69) Pavarasena I’ declared himself as Haritiputra

 

70) According to the puranas, ‘Pravarasena I’ had four sons.

 

71) Rudrasena I was the son of Gouthamiputra, who became king after Pravarasena I.

 

72) Rudrasena I ruled Vakataskas with capital of  Pravarapura ( Paunar ) in Wardha District and

Nandivardhanam in Nagpur District

 

73) Rudrasena I only one inscription was found in Chandrapur.

 

74) According to K.P Jayaswal, Rudrasena I was Rudradeva who was one of the 9 rulers of Aryavarta that were defeated by Samudragupta.

 

75) Mirasi opined Samudragupta had no enmity with the Vakatakas because there is No reference to the Vakataka rulers in the Allahabad Pillar inscription of Samudragupta

 

76) Rudrasena I was the devotee of Mahabhairava.

 

77) In Rudrasena I rule, Basim ruler (Vetragulma branch), Vindhyasena conquered Kuntala Kingdom and Bagelakhand.

 

78) Prithivisena was the son of Rudrasena I, after the death of Rudrasena, Prithvisena succeeded his throne.

 

79) Prithvisena I ruled Vakatakas for 25 years.

 

80) Chandragupta II, the Gupta ruler, defeated the Saka Kshatrapas(Malwa) with the help of Rudrasena II.

 

81) Prithvisena shifted his capital to Nandivardhana near Nagpur.

 

82) Rudrasena II was the son of Prithvisena I, and he died in short period of 4-5 years.

 

83) Prabhavati Gupta adopted Vaishnavism.

 

84) Rudrasena II had two sons, they were Divakarasna and Damodarasena.

 

85) Prabhavati Gupta kept her minor son, Divakarasena on the throne and herself acted as regent(ruler) for sometime and after the death of her son Divakarasena, Damodarasena(second son) was kept on the throne, in this way she acted as regent for his two sons.

 

86) Prabhavathi Gupta declared herself to be the daughter of Devagupta.

 

87) Historians opined Devagupta was Chandragupta II Vikramaditya.

 

88) Damodarasena had another name of Pravaarsena II.

 

89) Pravarasena II 17 copper plates inscriptions were found at places like Amaravati, Wardha, Bitul, Nagapur, Chindwara, Bhandara and Balaghat in Vidarbha region.

 

94) Pravarasena II wrote ‘Sethubandha’ in Maharastra Prakrit.

 

95) Pravarasena II made Pravarapura as his capital and build wonderful temple for Sreeramachandra.

 

96) Narendrasena was the son of Pravarasena II.

 

97) Narendrasena married the Kuntala princes, Ajijitabhattarika, she was the daughter of Kadamba King named ‘Kakutsa Varma’.

 

98) Prithivisena II was the son of Narendrasena, he was the last king of the main branch of Vakatakas.

 

99) After the death of Prithvisena, Harisena of Vatsagulma occupied northern vidarbha.

 

100) Vishnukunds fought against Harisena for overthrow the main branch of Vakataka dynasty.

 

101) The coins of Vishnukunds were found largely in South Maharastra, Nagpur, Vidarbha and Nasik.

 

102) Vikramendra Bhattaraka Varma II was the son of Madhava Varma and declared himself as the son of Vakataka Mahadevi in inscriptions.

 

103) Basim copper plate inscriptions and ajanta inscriptions provides information about Sarvasena and Vatsagulma branch.

 

104) Sarvasena the younger brother of Pravarasena was the founder of Vatsagulma branch.

 

105) Basim (Vatsagulma) located in the Akola district in Vidarbha (Berer) region was made capital of Vatsagulma branch of Vakatakas.

 

106) Sarvasena had title of ‘Dharma Maharaja’, he wrote ‘Harivijayam’ in Prakrit.

 

107) Basim inscriptions refers Vindhyasena as ‘Vindhyasakti’, he has issued  inscriptions in his 27th regnal year.

 

108) Pravarasena II was the son of Vindhyasena and he ascended the throne after the death of Vindhyasena.

 

109) Ghatotkacha cave inscription of Varahadeva II describes Devasena as ‘Devaraja’.

 

110) Swamiladeva an official of Devasena, built water source ‘Sudarasana’ near Basim.

 

111) Harisena was the son of Devasena became ruler after the death of Devasena.

 

112) Harisena was the greatest among all the rulers of Vatsagulma branch.

 

113) Varahadeva son of Hastibhoja was the minister of Harisena.

 

114) Administrative system of Vakatakas are carried out according to the Smritis and Dharmasastras and the administration was centralized one.

 

115) Division of Vakataka Dynasty

Empire –> Divided into States or provinces

Province –> Divided into Vishayas

Vishayas –> Divided into Aharas or Bhogas or Bhuktis

 

116) Land tax was the main source of revenue for Vakatakas, 1/4th to 1/6th of crop yield was collected as tax.

 

117) Vakatakas maintained big army and Senapati used to supervise matters related to army.

 

118) Ganj stone inscription of Vyagharadeva mentioned about the construction of reservoir and it was in the name of ‘Viraka’.

 

119) according historians, Vakatakas were Brahmans and followed Kshatriya profession, this was referred as Brahma Kshatriya’s.

 

120) Majority of the Vakataka rulers were Saivities and some were Vaishnavas.

 

121) Due to influence of Queen Prabhavati Gupta, Pravarasena II changed to Vaishnavism, and described as the devotee of chakrapani.

 

122) Inscriptions described Prabhati Gupta as Atyanta Bhagavadbhakha and Prithvisena II as Paramabhagavata.

 

123) Vakatakas rulers such as Pravarasena II, Rudrasena I and Prithvisena I are Saivas.

 

124) Prithisena I was a devotee of Mahesvara, and Pravarasena II was a devotee of Sambhu.

 

125) Prithvisena I built a siva temple, Rudrasena I built a temple known as Dharmasthana, and Pravarasena II built a temple known as Ramachandra.

 

126) Rulers belongiong to the main Vakataka branch were the followers of Vedic religion and Vatsagulma branch rulers were followers of Buddhism.

 

127) ‘Harivijayam’ was a poetical work written by Sarvasena, explains about the story of Srikrishna getting Parijatam tree from the heaven.

 

128) Setubandham has 15 aswasas in it.

 

129) Chandragupta II and Ramagiri Kalidasa wrote Meghasandesam (Meghadutam).

 

130) According to Professor V.V.Mirasi, Ramagiri was identified as the present Ramtek.

 

131) Pravarasena happened to be a paramabhagavata and a devotee of Rama.

 

132) Vakataka rulers build temples like Ramtek Ramachandra temple, Varaha temple, Vamanavatara temple(Trivikrama temple) and Kevala Narasimha temple.

 

133) In the 15th cave of Ajanta, Ganga-Yamuna sculptures were carved and dance use sculptures were carved in cave numbers 16, 17, 19 in the place of Ganga-Yamuna sculptures

 

134) There are 30 caves at Ajanta.

 

135) Ajanta caves were unexpectedly recognized by John Smith in the year of 1919.

 

136) Among all Ajanta caves, some caves belonged to Theravada and some others to Mahayana.

 

137) Important life events of Buddha and Buddhist Jataka stories have been painted on Ajanta caves.

 

138) In Ajanta cave No 1, Mahajanaka Jatakam and in 17th cave ‘Maha Hamsa Jatakam’ and ‘Matrhruposhaka Jatakam’ scenes have been carved.

 

139) Deepaankara Buddha of ‘Deepankara Jataka’ was carved several times in the Ajanta Cave number 26.

 

140) Scene of Buddha wandering as a beggar in front of Yasodha and Rahul in Kapilavastu city was carved in the cave number 19.

 

141) The ‘Mahaparivarma’ of Buddha was carved in the cave No 26.

 

142) In the Vihara of cave No 1, Buddha statue in Dharmachakrapravartana can be seen.

 

143) 16th cave of Ajanta has been cut by Varahadeva, it is one of leading in all Ajanta caves.

 

144) The 17th cave of Ajanta was cut by Upendra Gupta belonging to Rishika Kingdom.

 

Fdaytalk Bit Bank: Telangana History

Frequently asked questions in Competitive Exams for Telangana History ( Commonly asked MCQ’s).

Telangana History: MCQ on Vakatakas dynasty Telangana History

1) Vakatakas had matrimonial alliances with ______ in the north region.

a) Vishnukunds and Kadanbas

b) Guptas and Nagas

c) Vishnukunds and Nagas

d) Kadambas and Guptas

b) Guptas and Nagas

 

2) In the Eastern Deccan, the Vakatakas had matrimonial alliances with whom?

a) Vishnukunds

b) Kadambas

c) Guptas

d) Nagas

a) Vishnukunds

 

3) In the Western Deccan, the Vakatakas had matrimonial alliances with whom?

a) Kadambas

b) Guptas

c) Nagas

d) Vishnukunds

a) Kadambas

 

4) Vakataka Empire extended from Arabian Sea in the west to _____ in the east?

a) Goa

b) Chhattisgarh

c) Gujarat

d) Karnataka

b) Chhattisgarh

 

5) Vakataka Empire extended from Arabian Sea in the west to ___ in the north?

a) Malwa

b) Gujarat

c) Budelkhand and Bagelkhand

d) All of the above

d) All of the above

 

6) Vakataka Empire extended from Arabian Sea int he west to ___ in the south?

a) Tungabhadra

b) Tamil nadu

c) Kanyakumaari

d) None of the above

a) Tungabhadra

 

7) The territories comprising Nanded and Aurangabad districts of Maharastra and some Telangana Districts such as Adilabad have been ruled by which branch of Vakatakas?

a) Vatsagulma

b) Rudrasena I

c) Rudrasena II

d) Divakarasena

a) Vatsagulma

 

8) Which areas became the key political center of the Vakatakas?

a) Vidarba

b) Bagelkhand

c) Both a and b

d) None of the mentioned

c) Both a and b

 

9) As per the inscriptions of the Vakatakas, which of the following served as their capitals in the beginning?

a) Purika Pattanam and Washim

b) Washim and Chanaka

c) Purika Pattanam and Chanaka

d) None of the above

c) Purika Pattanam and Chanaka

 

10) Capital of Vakatakas after Purika Pattanam and Chanaka ?

a) Pravarapura

b) Wardha

c) Both a and b

d) None

a) Pravarapura

 

11) Vakatakas reighed for a long period of three centuries from ___ to ____?

a) 250 C.E to 340 C.E

b) 250 C.E to 350 C.E

c) 250 C.E to 440 C.E

d) 250 C.E to 560 C.E

d) 250 C.E to 560 C.E

 

 

12) The Vakataka rulers patronized which of the following?

a) Education

b) Literature

c) Arts

d) All of the above

d) All of the above

 

13) Vatsagulma branch of vakatakas is also known as ?

a) Paunar

b) Basim

c) Rudrasena

d) None of the above

b) Basim

 

14) From Inscriptions of Vakatakas, Prabhavati Gupta was the wife of ____?

a) Rudrasena I

b) Rudrasena II

c) Chandragupta II

d) Vakataka Mhaharajasri Damodarasena

b) Rudrasena II

 

15) Prabhavati Gupta is the daughter of ?

a) Chandragupta II

b) Gupta Ruler

c) Pravarasena

d) None of the above

a) Chandragupta II

 

16) Vakataka Maharajasri Damodarasena is the son of ?

a) Prabhavati Gupta

b) Kuberanaga

c) Vindhya

d) None of the above

a) Prabhavati Gupta

 

17) Pravarasena is the son of?

a) Kuberanaga

b) Vindhya

c) Prabhavati Gupta

d) None of the mentioned

c) Prabhavati Gupta

 

18) According to professor V.V. Mirasi, after the death of Pravarasena I, Vakatakas got divide into _____ branches?

a) 5 Branches

b) 4 Branches

c) 3 Branches

d) 2 Branches

b) 4 Branches

 

19) Nandivardhana – Pravarapura branch was Established by whom?

a) Gouthamiputhra

b) Sarvasena

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above

a) Gouthamiputhra

 

20) Vatsagulma branch was started by whom?

a) Gouthamiputhra

b) Sarvasena

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above

b) Sarvasena

 

21) Borala Stone Inscription was found near ____ ?

a) Basim

b) Paunar

c) Bagelkhand

d) Budhelkhand

a) Basim

 

22) Sudarasana Lake was constructed by whom?

a) Devasena

b) Rudhrasena II

c) Pravarasena

d) Arya Svamilladeva

d) Arya Svamilladeva

 

23) Ramtek Inscription of Prabhavati Gupta that was issued by her son and her daughter whose name are ?

a) Chanaka and Lakshmi

b) Rudhraveera and Mahalaxmi

c) Rudhrasena and Paarvathi

d) None of the above

d) None of the above

 

24) Which of the following families has not issued the coinage?

a) Kadambas

b) Vakatakas

c) Visnukundus

d) Ikshvakas

b) Vakatakas

 

25) Saka Kshatrapa silver coins were found in ______ kingdom?

a) Kadambas

b) Vakatakas

c) Ikshavakas

d) Visnukundus

b) Vakatakas

 

26) Fahein, the Chinese Buddhist traveler who visited India during Gupta rule, stated that people used ____ as medium of exchange?

a) Paper Notes

b) Gold Coins

c) Cowries

d) All of the above

c) Cowries

 

27) During Prithvisena II Period, copper coins inscription found with name of ________ in Brahmi script?

a) Sri Prithvisena II

b) Sri Maharaja Prithvi

c) Sri Narendrasena

d) Plain text of dynasty name

b) Sri Maharaja Prithvi

 

28) During Narendrasena Period, coins inscription found with name of _____ in Brahmi script?

a) Sri Prithvisena II

b) Sri Maharaja Prithvi

c) Plain text of dynasty name

d) Sri Rendra

d) Sri Rendra

 

29) Physical remains of Vakataka have been found at ?

a) Paunar

b) Mansar

c) Nandhapur

d) All of the above

d) All of the above

 

30) Puranas have stated that the royal dynasty ‘Vindhyakula’ was Established by whom?

a) Dhasakumara

b) Vindhyasakti

c) Kalidasa

d) None of the above

b) Vindhyasakti

 

31) H.C RoyChoudhary has stated that __________ was the first habitation region for Vakatakas?

a) Chanda District

b) Berar Region

c) Bagat Region

d) None of the above

d) None of the above

 

32) It was observed that ‘Vindhyakula’ were _____?

a) Pure Yavanas

b) Impure Yavanas

c) Pravaras

d) None of the above

b) Impure Yavanas

 

33) Pravara was the son of ?

a) Dhasakumara

b) Vindhyasakthi

c) Kalidasa

d) None of the above

b) Vindhyasakthi

 

34) Vistrutha Charitra, forming part of ‘Dasakumara Charitra’ was written by?

a) Dandi

b) Kalidasa

c) Ramagiri

d) None of the above

a) Dandi

 

35) Dasakumara Charitra describes about?

a) Rise of the Vakataka Dynasty

b) Downfall of the Vakataka dynasty

c) Death of Prabhavathi Gupta

d) History of Prabhavati Gupta

b) Downfall of the Vakataka dynasty

 

36) Setubandham was written?

a) Pravarasena II

b) Rudhasena II

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above

a) Pravarasena II

 

37) Scholars advocated Vakataka original home as ___?

a) North India

b) South India

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above

c) Both a and b

 

38) Bundelkhand and Bagelkhand regions are together referred as ?

a) Paunar

b) Mansar

c) Nandhapur

d) Vidhya Region

d) Vidhya Region

 

39) According to North India Argument Vakataka was derived from a village called ?

a) Vakat

b) Bagat

c) Both a and b

d) None of the mentioned

c) Both a and b

 

40) Vakat or Bhagat village was located at ?

a) Malwa

b) Paumar

c) Jhansi

d) None

c) Jhansi

 

41) Puranas have regarded Vakatakas as ?

a) Vindhyakas

b) Nayaks

c) Ikshavakas

d) None of the above

a) Vindhyakas

 

42) According to North India Argument the first ruler in Vindhyakas was ?

a) Rudrasena

b) Rikshavanth

c) Vindhyasakti

d) None of the above

c) Vindhyasakti

 

43) According to North India argument, the capital for Vindhyakas was referred as ___?

a) Purika

b) Chanaka

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above

c) Both a and b

 

44) Pravara son of Vindhyasakti was stated to have ruled for ___ years?

a) 40 years

b) 60 years

c) 80 years

d) 30 years

b) 60 years

 

45) Vindhya region is referred as ?

a) North India

b) East India

c) West India

d) Central India

d) Central India

 

46) According to North India Argument, there are villages named ‘Vakad’, ‘Vakatakanam’ that were located in _____?

a) Madhya Pradesh

b) Maharastra

c) Gujarat

d) None of the above

a) Madhya Pradesh

 

47) S.V Sohani has opined, ____ was the first home of the vakatakas?

a) Maharastra

b) Gujarat

c) Madhya Pradesh

d) None of the above

c) Madhya Pradesh

 

48) According to the North India Argument Malwa was referred as ?

a) Vindhya

b) Vidisa

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above

b) Vidisa

 

49) D.C Sircar has tried to prove, _______ was the original home of Vakatakas?

a) Madhya Pradesh

b) Maharastra

c) Eastern Malwa

d) Both a and c

c) Eastern Malwa

 

50) None of the Vakataka Inscriptions were found in _____ region?

a) Southern India

b) Eastern Indian

c) Western India

d) Northern India

d) Northern India

 

51) According to South India Argument V.V Mirasi has opined that ___________ was the original home of Vakatakas?

a) North India

b) East India

c) South India

d) West India

c) South India

 

52) According to South India Argument Professor Mirasi has expressed opinion, Pallava and Vakataka Kingdoms are neighboring Kingdoms of ____?

a) East India

b) West India

c) North India

d) South India

d) South India

 

53) Mirasi has identified that Vallur as ‘Velur’ village in the present ____ District?

a) Adilabad

b) Khammam

c) Warangal

d) Karimnagar

d) Karimnagar

 

54) According to Professor Mirasi ___ was the capital of Vakatakas.

a) Malwa

b) Paunar

c) Jhansi

d) None

c) Jhansi

 

55) In puranas it was mentioned that Pravara has performed four sacrifices called?

a) Asvameda

b) Sacrifice of Dynasty

c) Sacrifice of Life

d) None of the mentioned

a) Asvameda

 

56) On the basis of Ajanta Stone Inscription, Dr. Bhanudaji has felt that Vakatakas belonged to ___ race?

a) Egyptian Race

b) Greek Race

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above

b) Greek Race

 

57)According to Dr. Bhanudaji, Vakatakas performed several rites and obtained brahmanhood just like ________ rulers?

a) Sunga

b) Kanva

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above

c) Both a and b

 

58) Vakatakas declared that they belong to _______ community in their inscriptions?

a) Warriors

b) Brahmins

c) Land Owners

d) None of the above

b) Brahmins

 

59) According to the XVI Cave inscription of Ajantha describes Vindhyasakthi I as?

a) Vakataka Vamsadh vaja

b) Dvija

c) Both a and b

d) None

c) Both a and b

 

60) Who ruled over Nagpur and Berer region as feudatory of the Satavahana?

a) Pravarasena I

b) Prithivisena

c) Rudrasena I

d) Vindhyasakti I

d) Vindhyasakti I

 

61) Pravarsena I occupied Purika territory ruled by ___?

a) Rudrasena I

b) Dharma Maharaaja

c) Sisuka

d) None of the mentioned

c) Sisuka

 

62) Pravarasena I was a follower of which religion?

a) Buddhism

b) Jainism

c) Both a and b

d) Vedic Religion

d) Vedic Religion

 

63) Pravarasena I has performed ____ from the following?

a) Vajapeya

b) Athiratra

c) Agnistoma

d) All of the above

d) All of the above

 

64) Pravarasena I was referred to ___ in the Basim inscription of Vidhyasakti II

a) Samrat

b) Dharma Maharaja

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above

c) Both a and b

 

65) Pravarasena I declared himself as ?

a) Haritiputra

b) Dharma Maharaja

c) Maharaja

d) Samrat

a) Haritiputra

 

66) According to puranas Pravarasena I had how many sons

a) 3 Sons

b) 2 Sons

c) 4 Sons

d) 8 Sons

c) 4 Sons

 

67) Rudrasena I was the son of

a) Pravarasena I

b) Gouthamiputra

c) Vindhyasakti

d) None of the above

b) Gouthamiputra

 

68) Rudhrasena’s only one inscription is found at ___?

a) Chandrapur

b) Bharasivanaga

c) South Kosala

d) Maharastra

a) Chandrapur

 

69) Rudrasena was the devotee of ?

a) Pravarasena I

b) Samudragupta

c) Vindhyasena

d) Mahabhairava

d) Mahabhairava

 

70) During last days of Rudrasena I Basim ruler, Vindhyasena has conquered ?

a) Kuntala Kingdom

b) Bagelakhand

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above

c) Both a and b

 

71) Prithivisena I ruled for __ years

a) 15 years

b) 25 years

c) 35 years

d) 45 years

b) 25 years

 

72) Rudrasena II had ___ number of sons?

a) 10

b) 12

c) 1

d) 2

d) 2

 

73) Who was the last king of main branch of Vakataka?

a) Narendrasena

b) Prithvisena II

c) Pravarasena II

d) Harisena

c) Prithvisena II

 

74) Prithvisena I was a devotee of ?

a) Mahesvara

b) Rudrasena I

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above

a) Mahesvara

 

75) Who wrote a poetical work called ‘Harivijayam’?

a) Sarvasena

b) Prithvisena

c) Rudhrasena

d) None of the above

a) Sarvasena

 

76) Ajanta consist of ?

a) 10 caves

b) 20 caves

c) 30 caves

d) 40 caves

c) 30 caves

 

77) The Ajanta caves were recognized by John smith in the year of ?

a) 1917

b) 1918

c) 1919

d) 1920

c) 1919

 

 

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