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Title: Narasimhagupta  
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Language: English
Subject: Budhagupta, Gupta Empire, Purugupta, Mihirakula, Nalanda
Collection: 5Th-Century Indian People, 5Th-Century Monarchs in Asia, Gupta Empire, Indian Monarchs
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Gupta Emperor
Reign 495 – ? CE
Predecessor Budhagupta
Successor Kumaragupta III
House Gupta dynasty
Religion Vedic Hindu

Narasimhagupta Baladitya was a Gupta dynasty ruler of northern India. He was son of Purugupta and probably the successor of Budhagupta. Baladitya along with Yasodharman of Malwa is credited with driving the Hunas or White Huns from the plains of Northern India. His clay sealing has been found in Nalanda. The name of his queen mentioned in the Nalanda sealing is Shrimitradevi. He was succeeded by his son Kumaragupta III.He defeated Huna ruler Mihirkula on the delta of Ganga-Brahmaputra.

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Gupta Emperor
495 – ? CE
Succeeded by
Kumaragupta III


  • Mookerji, Radhakumud (1995). The Gupta Empire. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. p. 119.  

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