Branches of Rashtrakuta dynasty
Several Branches of the Rashtrakuta dynasty were created by the kings, commanders and relatives of the Rashtrakuta family during their expansion into central and northern India in the eighth to the tenth centuries. These kingdoms ruled during the reign of the parent empire or continued to rule for centuries after the its fall or came to power much later. Well known among these were the Rashtrakutas of Gujarat (757-888), the Rattas of Saundatti (875-1230) in modern Karnataka, the Rashtrakutas of Rajasthan (known as Rajputana) and ruling from Hastikundi or Hathundi (893-996), Dahal (near Jabalpur), Mandore (near Jodhpur), the Rathores of Dhanop, Rashtraudha dynasty of Mayuragiri in modern Maharashtra and Rashtrakutas of Kanauj.
These branches emerged as a result of Rashtrakuta conquest of North India.
Rashtrakutas of Lata (Gujarat):
- Indra (807-818) (brother of Govinda III above)
- Karka and Govinda (818-826)
- Dhruva II (835-845)
- Akalavarsha Shubhatunga (867)
- Dhruva III (-871)
- Direct rule from Manyakhet by Krishna II
Rashtrakutas of Hastikundi (Hathundi) (Jodhpur)
- Vidagdha (916-938)
- Mammata (939)
- Balaprasada (997)
- The Hathundi Rathores (descendants)
- Golhanadeva (1023)
- Gopal (4th king)
- Madanapala (1119)
- Devapala (Lost Shravasti to Gahadavalas in 1128)
- Lakhanpala (In 1202 defeated byQutub-ud-din)
- Mahasamanta Barahadeva (under Gahadavala Adakkhamalla)
Rashtrakutas of Mandore/Jodhpur
- The lineage of Rathors 1226 - To date (Mandore/Jodhpur)
According to one theory, the Gahadavalas were an offshoot of the Rashtrakutas of Kannauj, but this theory is contradicted by epigraphic evidence.
Descendants Of Rashtrakuta
Their descendants are spread out over large areas of India. The Rashtraudha dynasty of Mayuragiri, Maharashtra, described in the Rashtraudha Kavya (1596) of Rudrakavi, the Rathor Rajputs of Rajasthan and the Rattas of Saundatti in Karnataka also claim descent from them.
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