this was an attempt to wrest back his ancestral kingdom from the usurper.
Mularaja marches on Graharipu and captures him. His ally Laksharaja
of Kachchha, however, is killed in battle.3 Mularaja then proceeds to Prabhasa, worships
Somanatha and returns to Anahilavada. Evidently Mularaja restored his ancestral shrine to
its pristine glory.
Mularaja died in A.D. 997, having ruled for 55 years. He
was a devout worshipper of Shiva, and it is clear from the epigraphic evidence that he
constructed several temples of Shiva including the famous Rudramahalaya at Siddhapur.4 The
temple of Somanatha which he retrieved from Graharipu was the Third temple.
3 Mid 103, 105, 127. The Glory that was
Gurjaradesh., p. 49.
4 Rasamala (Gujarati trs. 3rd Ed.), 61-68.