|Question: Write about the achievements of Gouthamiputhra Satakarni?|
Ans: Gouthamiputhra Shaatakarni was the greatest among all the Saatavaahana kings. His parents were Shiva Swathi and Gouthami Balasri.
Gouthamiputhra Shaatakarni commenced ‘Shaalivaahan era’ in 78 C.E.
In Nasik inscription, issued by Gouthamiputhra Shaatakarni’s mother, she mentioned him as ‘avipanna mathru shushru shaakarasya’, (the one who is always in the service of mother).
Gouthamiputhra Shaatakarni increased the pride of Shaatavaahanas. Parts of Saurashtar, Malwa, rajasthan regions were conquered by Gouthamiputhra Shaatakarni.
Nahapana’s coins were restruck by Gouthamiputhra Shaatakarni. This is indicating that, Gouthamiputhra Shaatakarni defeated Nahapana and his coins were restruck by Gouthamiputhra Shaatakarni. Many such coins were found at Jogalthambi.
According to Nasik inscription he defeated Sakas, Yavanas and Parthians. Assaka kingdom was part of his Empire.
Extent of Gouthamaputhra Shaathakani’s empire:
North – Pushkar (Rajasthan) South- Banavasi (Tamilnadu)
East– Kalinga (Orissa) West- Vaijayanthi (Arabian sea)
Titles of Gouthamiputhra Shaatakarni:
- Benakata Swamy 2. Aagama Nilaya 3. Eka Brahmana 4. Dvijakula Vardhana
5. Kashthriya Darpamaana Mardhana 6. Shaathavaahana kula yashas prathishtaapanakara 7. Thri samudhra thoya pitha vaahana