Mahipala I

Indian monarch

Mahipala I (913–944) was the 9th king of the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty. He became the king of the dynasty after his step brother Bhoja II. Mahipala I had several other names: Ksitipala, Vinayakapala, Herambapala and Uttarapatha Swami.[1]

ReignEdit

Rashtrakuta emperor Indra III captured Kannauj during Mahipala I's reign. But Mahipala I soon brought Kannauj under control. His court poet Rajasekhara calls him Maharajadhiraja of Aryavarta. According to Kavyamimansa of Rajasekhara,[2] Mahipala controlled land from the Beas River in the northwest to Kalinga (present Orissa) in the southeast, and from the Himalayas to the Chera country in the south.[1] During the end of Mahipala I's reign, the kingdom was attacked by the Rashtrakutas.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tripathi, Rama Shankar (1989). History of Kanauj : to the Moslem conquest (Reprint. ed.). Delhi [u.a.]: Motilal Banarsidass. ISBN 978-81-208-0404-3.
  2. Kavyamimansa of Rajasekhara, ch. XVII, P. 94