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Karkota Dynasty

Kashmir was a part of Ashoka`s empire, after his demise his son Jaluka had established an independent kingdom.

Later on, the Huna ruler Mihirakula established his rule in Kashmir.

In the beginning of the seventh century, Durlabha Vardhana of Naga-Karkota dynasty established his rule. He ruled for thirty six years.

He had good relations with Emperor Harsha Vardhana of Kannauj.

He was succeeded by Durlabha.

His son, Chandrapida, succeeded to the throne after him.

He was recognized by the Chinese emperor as the king of Kashmir.

During his reign, there was Arab invasion but Chandrapida overpowered him.

He was succeeded by his brother, Lalitaditya Muktapida.

Lalitaditya proved to the most memorable king of this dynasty.

He defeated Tibetans and the mountain tribes on the North-Western frontiers of his kingdom and conquered part of Punjab.

He defeated Yashovarman and conquered Kannauj.

He conquered eastern kingdoms of Magadha, Kamarupa, Gauda, and Kalinga.

He extended his influence of Malwa and Gujarat and defeated Arabs at Sindh.

He was a generous ruler who gave protection to Hinduism and Buddhism.

He built many temples, towns, monasteries, and images of gods. He built the Marthand Sun Temple located at Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir.,

Jayapida and Vinayaditya the successors proved to be a weak ruler.

Jayapida, tried to revive the glory of the dynasty and attempted to conquer Magadha but was not successful.

Subsequently there was a succession of weak rulers and the dynasty was replaced by the Utpala dynasty.

The dynasty came to end in 855–856 AD.