Gurjar Samrat Mihir Bhoja
Bhai Surjit Singh
  • ISBN : 9788193797815
  • year : 2018
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Mihira Bhoja (836–885 CE) or Bhoja I was a ruler of the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty of India. He succeeded his father Ramabhadra. Bhoja was a devotee of Vishnu and adopted the title of Adivaraha which is inscribed on some of his coins. One of the outstanding political figures of India in ninth century, he ranks with Dhruva Dharavarsha and Dharmapala as a great general and empire builder. The origin of the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty of India is a topic of debate among historians. The rulers of this dynasty used the self-designation “Pratihara” for their clan, but have been described as “Gurjara” by their neighbouring kingdoms. Only one particular inscription of a feudatory ruler named Mathanadeva mentions him as a “Gurjara-Pratihara”. Mihira Bhoja I’s epithet was Srimad-Adivaraha (the fortunate primeval boar incarnation of Vishnu) and therefore there is a broad agreement amongst the scholars on the attribution of adivaraha drama billon coins to him. These coins have a depiction of Adivaraha on the obverse.