After the death of Harsha – triangular contest for the control of the Ganga–Yamuna doab and the lands adjoining it. Study Notes for KAS Kerala
After the death of Harsha – triangular contest for the control of the Ganga–Yamuna doab and the lands adjoining it.
- The Pratiharas (Jalore-Rajasthan)
- The Palas (Bengal)
- The Rashtrakutas (Deccan)
- Fall of Gauda Kingdom in Bengal - in 750 CE, a group of chiefs met and decided on a “Kshatriya chief ” named Gopala to be their ruler as Protector (Pala in Sanskrit)
- The Palas controlled vast areas of the eastern Gangetic Plain.
- Revenue from agriculture and commercial contacts in South-east Asia.
- Founder Gopala I was succeeded by his son Dharmapala (770–815 CE)
- Dharmapala was a great patron of Mahayana Buddhism.
- He founded the Vikaramasila monastery in Bhagalpur district in Bihar
- Dharmapala > Devapala > Vigramapala > …..>
- Vigramapala- after ruling for a few years and went to lead an ascetic life.
- Narayanapala, son of Vigramapala, was also a man of pacific and religious disposition.
- The Rashtrakutas and the Pratiharas took advantage and defeated the Palas
- Lost power around 1150 AD