about 150 or 200 years thereafter, the worship of Somanatha appears to have continued in
The Sultanate of Gujarat became decadent
very soon. As usual with the Sultanates of that period, palace in trigues, royal murders
and internecine warfare characterised it. One of the disappointed Generals, in 1572,
sought the help of Emperor Akbar who was not slow to respond to this invitation. Akbar
marched on Gujarat and annexed it to his empire in 1573. As a result of the statesmanship
of this great Moghul, Gujarat saw public order and a strong government for the
first time in. several centuries.