A report on Bodh Gaya

The Bodhi Tree under which Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment
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Mahabodhi temple, built under the Gupta Empire, 6th century CE.
Buddhist monks meditating in Bodh Gaya
Illustration of the temple built by Asoka at Bodh-Gaya around the Bodhi tree. Sculpture of the Satavahana period at Sanchi, 1st century CE.

Religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar.

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Coin of Samudragupta, with Garuda pillar, emblem of Gupta Empire. The name Gupta_ashoka_s.svgGupta ashoka mu.jpgGupta ashoka ddrr.jpg Sa-mu-dra in an early version of the Gupta Brahmi script, appears vertically under the left arm of the king.

Samudragupta

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Samudragupta (Gupta script: Gupta allahabad pt.jpg Sa-mu-dra-gu-pta, (c.

Samudragupta (Gupta script: Gupta allahabad pt.jpg Sa-mu-dra-gu-pta, (c.

Coin of Samudragupta, with Garuda pillar, emblem of Gupta Empire. The name Gupta_ashoka_s.svgGupta ashoka mu.jpgGupta ashoka ddrr.jpg Sa-mu-dra in an early version of the Gupta Brahmi script, appears vertically under the left arm of the king.
Inscription:
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Mahārājadhirāja Shrī Samudragupta
"Great King of Kings, Lord Samudragupta"
in the Gupta script, on the Allahabad pillar Samudragupta inscription.
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Possible extent of the Gupta Empire, near the end of Samudragupta's reign, c. 375 CE
Text of the Allahabad stone pillar inscription of Samudragupta, in the Brahmi script.
Translation of the Allahabad inscription of Samudragupta
Coin minted in the Punjab area with the name "Samudra" (Gupta_ashoka_s.svgGupta allahabad mu.jpgGupta allahabad dr.jpg Sa-mu-dra), derived from the style of late Kushan Empire coinage, and tamgha Samudra tamgha.jpg. These atypical coins follow the fall of the last Kushan ruler Kipunada, and just precede the coinage of the first Kidarite Huns in northwestern India. Circa CE 350–375.
"Davaka" (Brahmi script: Gupta_allahabad_dd.svgGupta_allahabad_v.svgGupta_allahabad_k.svg) in the Allahabad Pillar inscription
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The vanquished "Śaka" (Gupta_allahabad_sh.svgGupta_allahabad_k.svg) mentioned by Samudragupta in the Allahabad pillar (Line 23) probably refer to the Saka ruler Sridharavarman in Central India.
Samudragupta inscriptions on Allahabad pillar.
Eran inscription of Samudragupta.
A gold coin of Samudragupta
Commemorative type of Chandragupta I: this coin is in the name of Chandragupta I, but since no other coin types of Chandragupta are known, this is thought to be a commemorative issue minted by his son Samudragupta. <ref name="Infobase Publishing">{{cite book |last1=Higham |first1=Charles |title=Encyclopedia of Ancient Asian Civilizations |date=2014 |publisher=Infobase Publishing |isbn=9781438109961 |page=82 |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=H1c1UIEVH9gC&pg=PA82 |language=en}}</ref><ref name="The Coins of India">{{cite book |last1=Brown |first1=C. J. |title=The Coins of India |date=1987 |publisher=Asian Educational Services |isbn=9788120603455 |page=41 |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=O-d497CKID0C&pg=PA41 |language=en}}</ref>
Ashvamedha type coin
Lyrist type coin

The Nalanda and Gaya inscriptions attributed to Samudragupta explicitly call him a devotee of Vishnu (parama-Bhagavata) He was also tolerant towards Buddhism, and permitted the construction of a Buddhist monastery commissioned by the Anuradhapura king Meghavarna at Bodh Gaya in his territory.