|Author of this article is Laxman Burdak लक्ष्मण बुरड़क|
The emperor Mahendrapala had several queens and several sons were born of them. We learn from a copper-plate grant (Ind. Ant., Vol. XV, p. 138) that his queen Dehanaga Devi had a son called Bhojadeva (II) while the son of another queen Mahidevi Devi (Ep. Ind., Vol. XIV, p. 176. ) was named Vinayakapala Deva. Another grant (Ind. Ant., Vol. XVI, p. 174) mentions Mahipala Deva as having meditated on the feet of Mahendrapala Deva, and a careful consideration of some isolated passages in the writings of poet Rajasekhara leaves no doubt that Mahipala was a son of Mahendrapala. (Ep. Ind. Vol. I, pp. 170-71.)
[Page-59] It has been usually held by scholars that Mahipala was but another name of Vinayakapala. This assumption was first made by Dr. Kielhorn on the strength of two passages of Siyadoni inscriptions (Ibid, pp. 170, 177.) and the Khajuraho inscription of the Chandella king Yasovarman. (Ibid, p. 124) In the former, king Devapala (948-9 A. D.) is said to have meditated on the feet of king Kshitipala, while, in the latter, king Yasovarman is said to have been a contemporary of king Devapala, son of Herambapala.
Siyadoni Inscription of Devapala of S.V. 1005 (948 AD)
Ref - Ep. Ind. Vol. I, pp. 177
प्रतिहार देवपाल के समय का वि.स. १००५ का शिलालेख प्राप्त है उसमें उसके विरुद्ध परमभट्टारक , महाराजाधिराज और परमेश्वर दिए हैं. उसको क्षितिपाल (महीपाल) का पादानुध्यात (उत्तराधिकारी) कहा है. यदि देवपाल महीपाल का पुत्र था तो इस लेख से पता चलता है कि उसके अल्पवयस्क होने से उसका चचा विनायकपाल उसका राज्य दबा बैठा हो और महेन्द्रपाल II के पीछे वह राज्य का स्वामी बना हो. (गोपीनाथ शर्मा: राजस्थान के इतहास के स्त्रोत, पृ.६१)
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