Chavda dynasty

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Chavda dynasty


Capital Anhilwad Patan
Languages Old Gujarati, Prakrit
Religion Hinduism, Jainism
Government Monarchy
 •  Established 746
 •  Disestablished 942

The Chavda dynasty (Chawda, Chavada, Chapa , Chapokata) was a Hindu Kshatriya family line that ruled what is now northern Gujarat from 746 to 942.


There were five Chavda kings after Vanraj. The last king Samantsinh Chavda did not have any children so he adopted his nephew Mulraj Solanki who overthrew him in 942 and set up what came to be known as the Solanki dynasty.[1]

About 942, One of queens of Samantsinh fled with her year old child to his father's house in Jaisalmer. This son Ahipat became a formidable outlaw and he was used to ravage dominions of Anhilwad Patan. He conquered more than 900 villages in Kutch and established Morgadh as its capital. He reined for many years and was succeeded by his son Vikramsi. The lineage of succession was Vibhuraja, Takulji, Seshkaranji, Vaghji, Akheraja, Tejasi, Karamsinha. Takhansinha, Mokasinha, Punjaji. Punjaji lived in the reign of Alauddin Khilji around the end of thirteenth century.[2]

The small Varsoda principality in Gujarat was ruled by Chavda Rajput kings until independence of India in 1947.[3]


  1. ^ Gir Forest and the Saga of the Asiatic Lion By Sudipta Mitra. 2005. p. 14. 
  2. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Cutch, Palanpur, and Mahi Kantha. Printed at the Government Central Press. 1880. p. 131. 
  3. ^ Gujarat State Gazetteers: Mehsana -1975- Page 127