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collateral branches called themselves Gehlots ( Gohila**^
putra, Prakrit Gehlot ).

Guhasena was succeeded by his son Dhruvasena II.
Five of his grants have been found. In two he is called
Mahasamanta; this may be by habit or the Gupta Empire;



THE MAITRAKAS OF VALABHI 247

still survived in a moribund condition like the Mogul empire.
He may be supposed to have ruled from 569 to 589 A. D^
He was succeeded by hi< son Siladitya I. His grants
have also been found. He is as usual Parama Mahesvara or
great devotee of Siva though he gives donations to Buddhists
also. He may be placed between 590 and 609. A. D.
He was succeeded by his brother Kharagraha ( 610-615 )
He has left no grants. He was succeeded by his son.
Dharasena III ( 615-620 ). His successor was his brother
Dhruvasena (620-640). He is the famous son-in-law of
Harsha who accompanied him on his many expedi-
tions and was present at his great alms-giving ceremony
at Prayaga as described by Hiuen Tsang. Hiuen Tsang-^
gives his name as Dhruvapotta which is the same as
Dhruvabhata. From a Broach grant it appears that this
king had been defeated by Harsha and had sought refuge
with the Broach king Dadda. This must have been before
his marriage. ( He may have refused to marry Harsha's
daughter but in Rajput fashion consented after defeat ),
He was latterly entirely Buddhist perhaps for his father-
in-law's sake.

He was succeeded by his son Dharasena IV " perhaps
the most powerful of the Valabhi kings." His copperplate
grant dated Gupta 330 or 649 A. D. shows that he assumed
even the title of Chakravarti alongwith other high sound-
ing titles. This may be a reality for his successors omit
this title for themselves and use only Maharajadhiraja. It
was during the reign of this king that Bhatti composed
his Bhattikavya at Valabhi as is stated at the end



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