over a hundred years after the Fifth Temple was built by Bhava Brihaspati in A.D. 1169,
Saurashtra continued to be under the Chalukyas and their branch, the Vaghelas of
Anahilavada Patan. The land was fast coming to be known as Gurjaradesha or Gujarat.
Somanatha, under the Pashupata Acharyas, also continued to be the guardian deity of the
royal house as also of the people of Gujarat. Prabhasa Patan also continued to be a great
entrepot and a sacred place of all-India attraction.
II, styled Bhola Bhima, came to the throne of Patan in A.D. 1178. During his reign
Mu-zz-ud-Din Ghuri invaded Gujarat, but was defeated and retreated to Ghazni with great
1 The Glory that was Gurjaradesha, Pt. III, p. 204.
Author : Shri Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi