Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
The first independent ruler of the Gauda kingdom, who reigned c. late sixth to mid seventh century. His reign was marked by several conquests for power in areas in present-day Assam, Kannauj and Thanesar. He was also allegedly involved in the destruction of stupas and the oppression of Buddhism, although this claim has since been refuted by historians.