The Imperial Pratihars

  • Originated from Jodhpur , Rajasthan.
  • Later migrated to Ujjaini (Malwa).
  • They ruled first at Ujjaini and later at Kannauj. The Gurjara-Pratiharas prevented the Arabs from moving east of the Indus River.
  • Founder: Harish Chandra
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Gurjara-Pratihara Coin

This coin belongs to the Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty (8th century CE – 11th century CE). It shows an image of the Hindu god Vishnu in his boar (Varaha) incarnation, with a human body and a boar’s head, rescuing the earth. It was issued during the period 850 – 900 CE, possibly by King Mahendrapala I (885 – 910 CE).

Location: British Museum, London

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Gurjara-Pratihara coin showing an image of the Hindu god Vishnu in his boar (Varaha) incarnation.

Samrat Mihir Bhoj Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to Rajput boys and girls aspiring to be a National Defence Academy cadet. The scholarship is in addition to any financial assistance from the Government.

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