A.D. 899 Chalukya Avanivarman II10 called Yoga, the son and successor of Balavarman, ruled
Saurashtra as a feudatory of emperor Mahendrapala, though under the direction of the
military commander of the Emperor.
That a daughter of
Mihira Bhoja or his immediate descendant was married to one of the Chalukya descendants of
Bahukadhavala, is supported by another testimony. A persistent tradition claims that Raji,
the father of Mularaja, who founded the Chalukya rule at Anahilavada Patan in A.D. 942,
came from Devapattana or Prabhasa. Probably, therefore, he was a descendant of
Bahukadhavala, and on his mother's side he drew his descent from Mihira Bhoja, He was
descended from illustrious families, 'like the two wings of the swan' says the
inscription.11 This would also explain Mularaja's interest in Somanatha.
10 The Glory that was Gurjaradesha, Pt. III, p. 69.
11 El. XIX 236f.