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Hinduism - Who Were The Palas?


Eastern Indian dynasty whose historical heartland was in Bihar but whose primary dominion also included much of modern-day Bengal (8th–12th centuries).

At the start of the ninth century, the Pala dynasty was at its pinnacle, controlling the whole northern Indian plain all the way to the Punjab area.

The Palas were swiftly displaced by the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty, who ruled Bengal and Bihar for another many centuries.

The Sena dynasty gradually conquered their Bengal region, and the Palas were finally conquered by the Gahadavalas in the mid-twelfth century.

The Palas and Senas are both known for a kind of sculpture in which the pictures are carved out of black chlorite schist that has been polished to a mirror shine.

~Kiran Atma

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