In peninsular India the Vakatakas, were a local power that ruled over northern Maharashtra and Vidarbha.

Their history can be reconstructed on the basis of a large number of land grant charters issued to the brahmanas.

Rudrasena II of the royal Vakataka family was married to Prabhavatigupta, the daughter of Chandragupta II of the imperial Gupta family.

Culturally the Vakataka kingdom is important because it became a channel to spread brohamanical culture to south India.