great brothers, Vastupala and Tejapala, then rallied the forces of Gujarat under the
leadership of Vishaladeva, a military leader of great capacity. Vishaladeva defeated the
king of Malwa and drove back Singhana of Broach, who had invaded Gujarat in A.D.
1247. Thus prays Someshvara, the fan-lily priest and poet: "O Lord! I offer you but
one prayer-let this Vishaladeva be free from enemies.4
A new age of glory dawned on Gujarat. In 1262 Arjunadeva, Vishaladeva's son
ascended the throne of Gujarat and ruled till 1274. His Veraval grant of A.D. 1264
is unique in every respect.5
4 E I. I. 31 Vs. 113.
5 I A. X1. 214-215.