The Gurjara-Pratiharas (700 CE-1100 CE)

The Gurjara-Pratiharas (700 CE-1100 CE)

The Gurjara-Pratiharas established the state of Marwar in Rajasthan and gained prominence during the rule of Nagabhata (750 CE 780 CE). He extended the empire by annexing the states of Malwa and Bharuch.

However, the most important ruler of this empire was Mihir Bhoja (836 CE-885 CE) who conquered Kanauj and made it his capital. His successors were weak and could not hold on to the empire. Eventually in 1018, Mahmud of Ghazni defeated the ruling Pratihara king at the time, bringing an end to the glory of Kannauj