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Pravarasena II (rc. 400 – c. 415 CE– [citation needed]) was a king of the Vakataka dynasty of India. He was the son of Rudrasena II and Prabhavatigupta, the daughter of the Gupta emperor, Chandragupta II. His father's early death led to Prabhavatigupta ruling as regent for an extended period of time as their sons Divakarasena, Damodarasena, and Pravarasena II were all minors. Divakarasena, the crown prince, died before ascending the throne and it was Damodarasena and his brother, Pravarasena, who became Vakataka kings instead. Pravarasena's death was probably followed by a succession struggle from which Narendrasena emerged as the victor.[1]

Pravarasena II
Reignc. 400 – c. 415 CE
HouseVakataka dynasty
Vakataka dynasty
250–500 CE
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Vindhyashakti (250–270)
Pravarasena I (270–330)
Pravarapura–Nandivardhana branch
Rudrasena I (330–355)
Prithivishena I (355–380)
Rudrasena II (380–385)
Prabhavatigupta (regent) (385–405)
Divakarasena (385–400)
Damodarasena (400–440)
Narendrasena (440–460)
Prithivishena II (460–480)
Vatsagulma branch
Sarvasena (330–355)
Vindhyasena (355–400)
Pravarasena II (400–415)
Unknown (415–450)
Devasena (450–475)
Harishena (475–500)

A majority of the known Vakataka inscriptions belong to the era of Pravarasena. A work in Prakrit named Setubandha or Ravanavaho is also attributed to him.[1]


  1. ^ a b Singh, Upinder (2009). A history of ancient and early medieval India : from the Stone Age to the 12th century. New Delhi: Pearson Longman. pp. 482–484. ISBN 978-81-317-1677-9. Retrieved 10 August 2016.