8. Mulraj Solanki :


Mularaja (r. 941 – 996 CE) was the founder of the Chaulukya dynasty of India. Also known as the Chalukyas of Gujarat or Solanki, this dynasty ruled parts of present-day Gujarat. Mulraj supplanted the last Chavda king, and founded an independent kingdom with his capital in Anahilpatak in 940-941 CE.


The Chaulukya dynasty, also known as the Chalukyas of Gujarat, ruled parts of what are now Gujarat and Rajasthan in north-western India, between c. 940 CE and c. 1244 CE. Their capital was located at Anahilavada (modern Patan). At times, their rule extended to the Malwa region in present-day Madhya Pradesh. The medieval legends describe them as Agnivanshi Rajputs, and they are also known as the Solanki dynasty in the vernacular literature.


Mularaja, the founder of the dynasty, supplanted the last ruler of the Chapotkata dynasty (Chavda) around 940 CE. His successors fought several battles with the neighbouring rulers such as the Chudasamas, the Paramaras and the Chahamanas of Shakambhari. During the reign of Bhima I, the Ghaznavid ruler Mahmud invaded the kingdom and raided the Somnath temple during 1024-1025 CE. The Chaulukyas soon recovered, and the kingdom reached its zenith under the rule of Jayasimha Siddharaja and Kumarapala in the 12th century. Several minor dynasties, such as the Chahamanas of Jalor and the Chahamanas of Naddula, served as Chaulukya vassals during this period. After Kumarapala's death, the kingdom was gradually weakened by internal rebellions; uprisings by feudatories; and invasions by the Paramaras, the Ghurids, the Yadavas and others. Taking advantage of this, the Vaghelas, who had earlier served as Chaulukya generals, usurped the power and established a new dynasty in the 1240s.


Several princely state rulers of the Solanki clan claimed descent from the Chaulukyas.


Mulraj Solanki and Vyas family of Gautam / Gaudumu Lineage :


Mulraj Solanki had given our ancestors Chatral village in around 993 A.D.,
From Previous page we come to know that the Agnivanshi and Solanki Clan which is of Sakas and possibly a branch of Suryavanshi (sun clan). They came from Sistan in Iran,
Since our family and Surya Vanshi lineage is same i.e. Angiras we took shelter under Mulraj Solanki,
Gujarat was also ruled by Gurjar-Pratihars under Mulraj Solanki and he was very powerful King,
The most odd surname among Audichya Sahastra is Vyas.