Banswara grant recites that at the anniversary of the conquest of Konkana, Bhojadeva,
having worshipped Bhavanipati, made the grant of the village of Vatapadraka, the modern
village of Baroda, in the Banswara State. Another grant of a village near Indore in
Central India also records the same festival.
A.D. 1019, therefore, Bhoja was the unquestioned master of an empire, which included
modern Gujarat. It is inconceivable that such a conqueror and so devoted a worshipper of
Shiva, who built several temples of the god in the country, was not attracted by the most
important Shaivite shrine in India.