Hindu king who opposed Mahmud in this expedition could be none other than Bhoja of Dhar
whose dominions at that time extended to Kathiawar.
Neither had any of his contemporaries the title of Paramara. Bhimadeva of
Anahilavada - Pattan was merely a small king, possibly a vassal of Bhoja, 3 and had fled
away to Kanthkot on hearing of the advance of the Sultan's army. 4 He came into
prominence, which became retrospective, only after the death of Bhoja in A.D. 1053. It is,
however, gathered that he was forming a confederacy of local rulers to pursue the Sultan's
3 K. M. Munshi, The Glory that was Gurjaradesha,
Part III, the Imperial Gujaras (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay, 1944), pp. 138-40.
4 Ibid., p. 139. Muhammad Nazim, Op. Cit., p. 116: Gardizi, OP cit., p. 86.