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Samrat Mihir Bhoj UPSC NOTE


Samrat Mihir Bhoj

  • Mihir Bhoja (c. 836–885 CE), also known as Bhoja I, was a Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty king.

  • He took over for his father Ramabhadra. 

  • Bhoja was a Vishnu devotee who took the title of divarha, which is inscribed on some of his coins. 

  • During his reign, the capital was Kannauj (present-day Uttar Pradesh), which was known as Panchala at the time.

  • Inscriptions from Varaha, Daulatpur, and Kahala show that he conquered Rajputana and several other provinces.

Samrat Mihir Bhoj

  • The achievements of Mihir Bhoj have been described in his Gwalior Prashasti inscription.

  • He adopted the title of Adivaraha which is inscribed on some of his coins.

  • He was a bitter enemy of the Arab invaders who, according to an Arab chronicler, Sulaiman, maintained a large army and had a fine cavalry.

  • There is a dispute between the Gurjar and Rajput society regarding Raja Mihir Bhoj, considering him as their ancestor. 

  • The travelogue of the Arab traveler Suleiman is important among the historical sources available in the context of Mihir Bhoj being a Gurjar or Rajput

    • In this, Mihir Bhoj has been described as Jujra i.e. Gurjar.



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