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The Solanki dynasty ruled parts of Gujarat and Kathiawar.

The period of Solanki dynasty was 960-1243 AD.

Solankis are also known as Solanki Rajputs or Chalukyas of Gujarat.

Mularaja founded independent Solanki kingdom.

Anhilwara (modern Patan, Gujarat) was the capital Solanki kingdom.

Bhimaraja I succeeded Mularaja.

During the reign of Bhimaraja I, Muhammad of Ghazni invaded Gujarat and plundered and destroyed the famous Somnath temple in 1026 AD.

He built Sun Temple at Modhera.

Vimal Shah, a minister of Bhimaraja I, built one(Vimal Vasahi Temple) of the five jain temples at Dilwara.

Karandev I succeeded Bhimaraja I. He defeated a Bhil chieftain and founded Karnavati which is now known as Ahmedabad.

Jayasimha was the successor of Karnadeva I.

He was the famous Solanki ruler. His reign witnessed prosperity.

He founded a new era called "Simhasmvatsara".

He conquered Saurashtra, Kutch and Malwa.

He captured Junagadh fort along with Ranakdevi, wife of the Chudasama ruler Ra Khengar.

Hemachandra, a Jain monk, rose to prominence and had good relation with the king.

Kumarpal succeeded Jayasimha.

He rebuilt Somanath temple.

Bal Mulraj was the last ruler of the dynasty. He successfully repelled the incursions of Mahmud of Ghor.

In 1243 Solankis lost control of Gujarat to their feudatories, Vaghelas.