Utpala dynasty was a Hindu kingdom which ruled over the Kashmir region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent from 8th to 10th century CE. The kingdom was established by Avanti Varman, ending the rule of Karkota dynasty in 855 CE.[1][2] The cities of Avantipur and Suyapur were founded during the reign and many Hindu temples dedicated to both Vishnu and Shiva and Buddhist monasteries were built, notable of which is the Avantiswara and Avantiswami temples.[3]

Utpala dynasty

855 CE–1003 CE
CapitalAvantipur
Common languagesSanskrit
Religion
Hinduism
Buddhism
GovernmentMonarchy
Emperor 
• 855 – 883 CE
Avantivarman
• 885 – 902 CE
Shankaravarman
• 980 – 1003 CE
Didda
Historical eraMedieval
• Established
855 CE
• Disestablished
1003 CE
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Karkoṭa Empire
Lohara dynasty
Today part ofAfghanistan
India
Pakistan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sen, Sailendra Nath (1999). Ancient Indian History and Civilization. New Age International. p. 295. ISBN 978-8122-411-98-0.
  2. ^ Raina, Mohini Qasba (2013). Kashur The Kashmiri Speaking People: Analytical Perspective. Partridge Publishing Singapore. p. 9. ISBN 978-1482-899-47-4.
  3. ^ Warikoo, K (2009). Cultural heritage of Jammu and Kashmir. Pentagon Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-8182-743-76-2.