Samrat Vikramaditya Commemorative Stamp

10 Dec 2021  Fri

Vikramaditya was an emperor of ancient India, considered the legendary king. He is well known for his generosity, courage, and patronage of scholars. Samrat Vikramaditya began his rule after defeating Shakas in the VikramSamvat era in 57 BCE.

Samrat Vikramaditya is a feature in several traditional stories including BaitalPachisi and SinghasanBattisi. Some scholars claim that King Vikramaditya was probably based on the Gupta king Chandragupta II. Based on coins and the Supia pillar inscription, it is believed that Chandragupta II adopted the title Vikramaditya.

The government of India issued this commemorative stamp of SamratVikramaditya, on 22nd December 2016 to commemorate him.

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