Prabhavatigupta (fl. 405), was queen and regent of the Vakataka dynasty. She was the queen consort of Rudrasena II, and ruled as the Queen and regent during the minority of her sons, Divakarasena, Damodarasena, and Pravarasena, from 385 until 405. She is considered as the “First female ruler of India”.
|queen and regent of the Vakataka dynasty|
|Issue||Divakarasena, Damodarasena and Pravarasena|
250 CE–500 CE
Her father was Chandragupta II of the Gupta Empire and her mother was Kuberanaga. She married Rudrasena II of the Vakataka. After his death in 385, she ruled as regent for her young sons, Divakarasena, Damodarasena, and Pravarasena, for twenty years. In this, she was supported by her father and the Vakatakas were practically part of the Gupta empire. This period is often referred to as the Vakataka-Gupta age.
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