Nagabhata II

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Gurjara–Pratihara rulers
(650–1036 AD)
Nagabhata I (730–760)
Kakkuka and Devaraja (760–780)
Vatsraja (780–800)
Nagabhata II (800–833)
Ramabhadra (833–836)
Mihira Bhoja I (836–885)
Mahendrapala I (885–910)
Bhoja II (910–913)
Mahipala I (913–944)
Mahendrapala II (944–948)
Devpala (948–954)
Vinaykpala (954–955)
Mahipala II (955–956)
Vijaypala II (956–960)
Rajapala (960–1018)
Trilochanpala (1018–1027)
Jasapala (Yashpala) (1024–1036)

Nagabhata II (805–833) ascended the throne of the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty after his father Vatsaraja.[1] His mother was queen Sundari-Devi. He was designated with imperial titles - Paramabhattaraka, Maharajadhiraja, and Paramesvara after conquest of Kannauj.[2] The Somnath Temple in Gujrat after its first demolition by Arab invaders was rebuilt by Nagabhata II.[citation needed]


Nagabhata II finds a mention in the Gwalior inscription. He defeated the rulers of Andhra, Saindheva, Vidarbha, Kalinga, Matsyas, Vatsas and the Turks. He also defeated Chakrayudh at Kannauj. He was later defeated by the Rashtrakuta Emperor Govinda III (793–814) and lost Malwa and Gujarat. However, he recovered Malwa from the Rashtrakutas, conquered Kanauj and the Indo-Gangetic Plain as far as Bihar from the Palas, and again checked the Muslims in the west. He rebuilt the great Shiva temple at Somnath in Gujarat, which had been demolished in an Arab raid from Sind. Kanauj became the center of the Pratihara state, which covered much of northern India during the peak of their power (836–910).[2]

Rambhadra (833 – c. 836) briefly succeeded Nagabhata II.

Preceded by
Vatsraj (780–800)
Gurjara Pratihara Emperor
Succeeded by
Ramabhadra (833–836)


  1. ^ Panchānana Rāya (1939). A historical review of Hindu India: 300 B. C. to 1200 A. D. I. M. H. Press. p. 125. 
  2. ^ a b Rama Shankar Tripathi (1989). History of Kanauj: To the Moslem Conquest. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. pp. 230–235. ISBN 812080404X, ISBN 978-81-208-0404-3.