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Chauhans

The Chauhans, the most valiant of the Rajput clans, belonged to the Gurjara or Huna sect.

According to Prithviraj Raso and Hmmiramahakavya Chauhans were solar in orign. They centred around lake Sambar or Sakambari.

They rose to importance because of their great wars with the Muslims of Punjab.

Initially Chauhans were the feudatories of Pratiharas. They ruled over the Sapadalaksha country as vassals of the Pratiharas.

According to Harsha stone inscription dated 973 A.D Guvaka I was the first ruler of this line. He was contemporaneous with Nagabhatta II of Pratihara family.

The founder of Chauhans was Vakpatiraja. Capital-Sakambari.

The first independent ruler of the Chauhans dynasty was Simharaja.

The title of Simharaja was Maharajadhiraja.

Ajayaraja of the dynasty founded the city of Ajayameru which later came to be known as Ajmer.

Visaladeva (Vigraharaja IV) was one of the greatest rulers of the chauhan dynasty. He conquered upto Delhi.

Somadeva wrote Harikelinataka and Llitavigraharaja to glorify Vigraharaja.

Prithviraj III was the greatest among Chauhan rulers. He ruled from 1179 to 1192 A.D.

He defeated Paramardi of Chandella family in about 1182 AD and got Mahoba.

His greatest victory was the organization of a confederacy of the Rajput princes against Muhammad of Ghori.

He defeated Muhammad Ghori in the first battle of Tarain in 1191 A.D.

But he was defeated and killed in the second battle of Tarain in 1192 A.D. by Muhammad Ghori and Ajmer was sacked.

After the second battle of Tarain Chauhans continued their rule in Ranthambore.

Ranthambore was captured by the Alla-ud-din Khilji in 1301 A.D.

There was enmity between Prithviraj III and Jayachandra of Kanauj.

Sri Harsha wrote Naishadacharitra.

Chandbardai was the court poet of Prithviraj III.

Prithviraj Raso was written in Hindi.

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