The Gupta Empire Festival of Achievements

The purpose of this festival is to celebrate the great achievements of the Gupta Empire.

It is free to get in and is June 18th 2018.  Here are the achievements we will celebrate.

  • The invention of the decimal system
  • Sanskrit literature
  • Monuments and sculptures
  • Fresco Paintings
  • Metalwork
  • Trade Routes
  • Road Systems
  • Metalwork
  • Universities

Here at this festival there will be contests and games with prizes.  You will also be able to buy food and drinks and souvenirs or items you might want.  There will be booths all around the festival grounds to buy these different things.  I hope you have a great time at this festival and win many different prizes!

Purpose of the Festival

Boiled Rice w/Pepper.........................................................................................................$2.98

Potatoe Chapati Bread.......................................................................................................$2.98

Indian Chicpeas.................................................................................................................$4.98

Indian Curry Chicken II.....................................................................................................$5.98

Basmati Rice......................................................................................................................$3.98

Coconut Tofu Keema.........................................................................................................$4.50

Beef Samosas.....................................................................................................................$5.50

 

Beverages

 


Kokum Juice.......................................................................................................................$1.50

Mango Mastani..................................................................................................................$2.00

Water....................................................................................................................................$.50

Lemon Squash....................................................................................................................$1.98

Almond Milk.......................................................................................................................$1.00

Mint Juice...........................................................................................................................$1.50

Food Items and Beverages

Here are the Achievements of the Gupta Empire:

 Invention of the Decimal System- The Arabic decimaml system uses the same 10 digits that we use today (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9).  This number system was created by mathematician Al Khwarizmi between the 1st century and the 5th century.

Universities- The most famous university was the Buddhist school in Nalanda.  This school had 8 collages and 3 libraries. It also had a hospital and monastery. Students there were taught Buddhist and Hindu philosophy.  They also learned logic,  grammar, and medicine.

Trade- The Gupta Empire traded with Thailand, Rome, Western Asia, China, Malaysia, Eastern Archipelago, and Cambodia.  They traded Spices, Copper, and other goods.

Literature- Most of the literature was written in Sanskrit.  This era is known for equal writing of prose and poetry.  Yajnavalkyasmriti, which is almost regarded as the official law book of Guptas, was created in this era.

Metalwork- The pillar of Meharauli is a 25 foot tall solid iron pillar that weighs 6 and a half tons (13,000 pounds).   After 1,600 years, this pillar still does not have any rust.

Roads-  To make the roads they cleared plants, trees, and rock.  Holes were filled in and 
workers smoothed the ground until it was leveled, Then once they were done, the roads were made out of hard-packed dirt. 

History of the Gupta Empire

Paintings-  The Rulers of the empire hired the most delicate and skilled artists to paint in the 30 caves of Ajanta.  Art was one of the supporting causes of the Gupta Empire's Golden Age.  Some Murals show paintings of kings, queens, dancers, musicians, animals, hunting in forests, wars, stories, and many other things.

 Sculpture-  Sculptures were an important part of the Gupta life style. Sculptures were made out of stone, wood, bronze, and terra-cotta clay. Most of these sculptures were portrayed as Buddhist and Hindu gods.  Some were carved into to walls, temples, and caves. Gupta sculptures portrayed deities in human form. These sculptures were very detailed and beautiful. 

 

 

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History of the Gupta Empire

Granite Buddha Statue..............................................................................................$22.99

Trail Backpack..........................................................................................................$24.99

North Woods Moccasins.........................................................................................$129.99

Wood Candle Lantern..............................................................................................$49.99

Glass Candle Lantern..............................................................................................$59.99

Cast Iron Cooking Kettle.........................................................................................$45.00

Copper Trade Kettle (1 gallon)................................................................................$69.99

And much more!

Workshops

 

At this festival we are offering many workshops for people who want to learn the "Indian Way".  Some of the workshops are listed below.

  • How the Gupta Empire used the decimal system
  • Metalwork
  • How the Gupta Empire wrote Literature

And many more!

Souvenirs for sale 

Painting Competition-  Contestants will have a blank white canvas.  They will get 1 hour to create their best landscape, abstract, etc.  The judges will decide on the best painting and the winner will get a prize at the bottom of this page.

Mathematics-  In this competition contestants will have a thirty question math quiz using the arabic numbers.  The contestant with the best score will get one of the prizes at the bottom of the page.

Sculpture making-  In this competition contestants will get a block of a material of their choice (wood, clay, stone), and they will make a sculpture of their choice in 1 hour. The winner of this competition will get a prize below.

 

Prizes

  • Cash amount
  • Item from a store of their choice
  • Animal of there choice (cow, goat, etc.)
  • And many more

Contests

I hope you were interested in all of the activities planned and I hope you have a great time when you come to this festival!