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Chandellas

The Rajput Clan that ruled Bundelkhand(Jejakabhukti) was Chandellas. Chandellas became prominent in the south of Bundelkihand at the beginning of the ninth century.

They ruled for three centuries and played a vital role in the history of north India. Nannuka was their leader.

The founder of Chandela dynasty was Jayashakti. The kingdom was known as Jejakabhukti after Jayasakti(grand son of Nannuka.).


Khajuraho was the capital of Chandellas. They built the famous temples at Khajuraho. Mahadev temple was located in Khajuraho.

Yashovarma established independent Chandella kingdom. He invaded on the Cedi, Kosala and Malwa regions. He was wildfire to the Gurjaras.

He defeated Devapala and got the Kalinjar fort and an icon of Vishnu which was installed in Khajuraho temple.

Yashovarman built Chaturbhuja(Vishnu) temple in Khajuraho.

Dhanga was the son of Yashovarman. He was the most important king of this dynasty.

He defeated Prathihara king. He extended his power upto Kasi.

Ganda, son of Dhanga, joined a coalition with Anandapala against Ghazni Muhammad but was defeated.

Ganda deputed his son Vidhyadhara against Rajyapala, the feudatory of Muhammad, and killed him.

Muhammad was furious against the Chandella rulers and invaded during 1019 and 1022.

Muhammad defeated Chandella rulers and subdued Gwalior and Kalinjar.

After Vidhyadhara the kingdom was ruled by Kirtivarman, Madanavarma and Paramardi.

Paramardi was the last great king of the family.

He was defeated in the hands of Prithviraj Chauhan and lost Mahoba.

He faced Qutb ud din Aibak in 1203 A.D. Aibak conquered Bundelkhand.

Harshadeva rendered his support to Pratihara Mahipala in ascending the throne.