Hammira did not breathe freely, thinking of the superhuman powers of the mysterious
Trilochanapala."6 It had taken over fifteen years for the ruthless Ghaznavite father
and son to wipe the Shahi power out of existence.
And thus did Al-Biruni, the contemporary, sing their elegy:
"The Hindu Shahiya dynasty is now extinct, and of the
whole house there is no longer the slightest remnant in existence. We must say that, in
all their grandeur, they never slackened in the ardent desire of doing that which is good
and right, that they were men of noble sentiment and noble bearing."7
6 RT. VII. 64-65.
7 Al. 11. 13,