the same time the Arabs turned their attention to India. In A.D. 711 Hajjaj, the Arab
general, sent his son-in-law Muhammad-ibn-Qasim to fight Dahira, the Brahmana king of
Soon after Caliph Hisham (A.D. 724-43)
appointed Junayad as governor of Sindh. Junayad in A.D. 725 sent Arab armies to invade
Marwar, Broach, Ujjain, Malwa and Gurjaradesha. On their onward march, they defeated the
king of Saurashtra and the king of Valabhi. Valabhi was then destroyed.7
Prabandha-Chintanwni refers to Karpatika going on a
pilgrimage to Someshvara about the time of the destruction of Valabhi. Was the Second
Temple destroyed at this time? Or was it replaced on account of age?
6 CHI. III. 2.
7 BG. I. Pt. 1. 109 n2; also The Glory that was Gurjaradesha Pt. III, P. 50; A.I.I, 192-93