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Hinduism - Who Was Jayapala?


Jayapala (d. 1001) was one of the final Pratihara rulers, a northern Indian dynasty with its capital at Kanyakubja on the Ganges River.

The Turkish emirs, particularly Mahmud of Ghazni, who had established in modern-day Afghanistan, were threatening the split Hindu kingdoms in northern India by Jayapala's time.

In a fight with Mahmud, Jayapala was beaten and imprisoned, and he eventually committed suicide; a short time later, Jayapala's son Anandapala suffered a devastating loss, resulting in a near-total collapse of authority in northern India.

Mahmud was able to engage in virtually annual expeditions of plundering and plunder because to the lack of serious resistance.

 


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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - Who Was Anandapala?

 


Between the ninth and eleventh centuries, Anandapala  was the last major monarch of the Pratihara dynasty, which controlled vast swaths of the Indian subcontinent's northern region. 


  • Anandapala gathered a coalition of Hindu princes to fight Mahmud of Ghazni in a desperate effort to stop the latter's expansion in 1001 C.E. 
  • The Pratihara dynasty's authority was totally shattered when Anandapala and his allies were defeated in a battle near Peshawar in modern-day Pakistan. 
  • There was no political force in northern India strong enough to oppose Mahmud now that this great family was out of the way. 
  • He started raiding India on a yearly basis.




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