1192, however, the heroic Prithviraj, the Chahamana ruler of Delhi, fell in the battle of
Taraori. Ghuri won, and North India had the dire experience of total war. In 1197
Kutb-ud-Din Aibak, the slave successor of Mu-zz-ud-Din who had established himself at
Delhi, occupied Anahilavada Patan, the capital of Gujarat. But his triumph was
short-lived; he had to retire after a few months' occupation.
The Pashupata Acharyas were in charge of the family shrine of the royal Vaghela,
Muleshvara, at Mandali in North Gujarat. One Vedagarbharashi was its head during the time
of Bhima II, as also of the two tempIes of Shiva, built by Lunapasaka who was the Governor
of Malwa, during the reign of Ajayapala (1137-76).2
2 The Glory that was Gurjaradesha, Pt. III, p. 212.