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Hinduism - Who Were The Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty?

 

The Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty ruled from the 7th to the 11th centuries.

Northern Indian dynasty that arose when the Pushyabhuti dynasty fell apart late in the seventh century, leaving a political vacuum.

The Gurjara-Pratiharas, like the Pushyabhutis, had their capital at Kanyakubja, which is located on the Ganges River in Uttar Pradesh's eastern region.

The Gurjara-Pratiharas ruled much of the Indian subcontinent north of the Vindhya Mountains, as well as the Ganges basin deep into West Bengal, during its apex in the early eighth century.

The dynasty was weakened when the kingdom was divided in half in the mid-eighth century, with the Gurjaras ruling over the western portion of the kingdom from their seat at Ujjain and the Pratiharas ruling from Kanyakubja.

Both kingdoms were constantly at odds with the Rashtrakuta dynasty, which governed central India south of the Vindhya Mountains, as well as Muslim raids from modern-day Afghanistan.

The Chandella dynasty defeated the Gurjara kingdom in 1019, confining it to the lower Ganges valley.

Around 1050 C.E., it vanished completely.



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