Remembering brave Rajput warrior Mihirbhoja Pratihara, the bulwark of Sanātana Dharma in the face of invading Arabs, on his birth anniversary! He was devotee of Bhagavān Vishnu and adopted title of Ādivarāha which is inscribed on some of his coins.
When Maharajadhiraja Mihirbhoj Pratihara would send forth his army to check the advances of the Muslim Arabs, the heavens would tremble and roar. He was Greatest Ruler of Pratihara dynasty. Arab Traveller Suleiman calls him 'Gretest Enemy of Islam'.
The Pratīhāra empire, which continued in full glory for nearly a century, was the last great empire in Northern India before the Muslim conquest. The great Pratīhāra Rajputs saved India from Arab aggression.
Pratīhāra Rajputs were the greatest foes of Jihadi Muslims rulers. It was the power of the Pratihara arms and great warriors that effectively barred the progress of Muslims and Arab beyond the confines of Sindh for nearly 300 years and saved India.
Pratīhāra Rajputs were called the Gurjara Naresh. The word 'Gurjara' denoted geographic area consisted of current day southern Rajasthan and northern Gujarat.

True sons of the soil, they displayed immense valour & courage on the field and embodied

in person all the traditions and martial ethics for which Rajputs have been known since centuries.

Two rulers of theirs especially, Nagbhatta and Mihirbhoja were the true representatives, in blood as well as spirit, of the people called Rajputs

after whom Indian history and culture of post Harsha era has been designated as Rajput period.

It is a shame that we are unable to leverage these stupendous achievements of our illustrious ancestors today to reclaim our rightful place in history.

Pratīhāra Rajputs, the literal gatekeepers of the western part of the Pratīhāra Rajputs, the literal gatekeepers of the western part of Indian subcontinent were instrumental in putting a break on the Arab juggernaut during their all out offensive
launched against India by routing the armies of the Caliphate which by then had overran the territories till Europe, laying waste and steamrolling everything which came their way.
The Rajput Pratihara dynasties of Mandor and Kannauj traced their origin to Bhagavān Lakshmana of the Ramayana of Ikshvaku dynasty.

The Gwalior inscription specifically describes Pratihara king Vatsaraja as a Kshatriya from the Ikshvaku dynasty.


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Maharajadhiraja of Āryāvarta Mihirbhoja Pratīhāra ⚔️🙏

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