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Utpala Dynasty

Avantivarman was the founder of Utpala dynasty in 855.

Reign of Avantivarman was 855-883 AD. During his reign cities of Avantipura and Suyyapur(present Sopore) were designed.

He was the most powerful king of this dynasty.

He was succeeded by Shankara Varman(885–902 CE) who tried to bring back Kashmir to its former position as a great political power. He was engaged himself in wars.He led a successful military campaign against Gurjaras in Punjab.

Gopalavarman 902-904 AD., Queen Sugandha 904-906 AD., Sangramadeva 948-49 AD., Ksemagupta 950-58 AD., Queen Didda(wife of Ksemaguputa) 980-1003 AD. were the rulers of this dynasty.

Royal body guards (Tantrins) very powerful in Kashmir till they were defeated by Chakravarman.

After Queen Didda death in 1003 CE, the throne passed to Lohara dynasty.