The stone plate of Rana Kakkuk of Dhatiyala also verify that Parihara are descendants of Lakshmana.
रहुतिलओं पडिहारों आसी सिरि लक्खणोत्रि रामस्य
तेण पड़िहार वन्सो समुणई एत्थ सम्पत्तो
A 1966 book published by the Directorate of Public Relations of Rajasthan mentions that the rulers of this dynasty came to be known as the Pratiharas, because they guarded the north-western borders of the Indian subcontinent against foreign invasions.
- Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (1997). Identity, Gender, and Poverty: New Perspectives on Caste and Tribe in Rajasthan. Berghahn Books. pp. 135–136. ISBN 9781571819185.
- Bakshi, S. R.; Gajrani, S.; Singh, Hari, eds. (2005). Early Aryans to Swaraj. New Delhi: Sarup & Sons. p. 324. ISBN 81-7625-537-8.
- Delhi: Motilal Banarasidass, Pandeya, Lalata Prasada (1971), Sun-worship in ancient India, p. 245
- Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Saraswati, Chandrasekharendra, Śri Śaṅkara Bhagavatpādācārya's Saundaryalaharī, Jagatguru Sankaracharya of Kamakoti (2001), p. 339