By Nalinaksha Dutt
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It will be observed that "Srideva" forms a part of all these names. It seems that the title " Vikramadity" occuring in the ms. got c urrency in Kashmir since the reign of Pratapa d itya, who was a nephew of Vikramaditya . Prof. a's Siihi dynasty. The Siihi princes, according to the testimony of Al-biruni, were Turks of Tibeta n origin and were zealous followers of Buddhism. '" See Bhai$ajyagurusutra , p . 3 2 Dynavtic His. of N. India, vol . I, cb. ii. See above, p. 27. , 1 895 , p. 3 8 1 . 4 .
It offered shelter to king Partha and his queens (V. 428), and was destroyed later on by K�emagupta. See infra p. 31. 2. 3. Stein, I, p. 103 D. It is located by Stein at Khandabavan , in Srinagar (Stei n , I, p. ) Biiliiditya was succeeded by his son-in-law, Durlabhavar dhana, whose queen set up the Anangabhavana-vihiira (IV. 1 The King himself as also his successo rs were mostly Visnu-Wor shippers. The noted king of this line was Lalitiidi tya-Muktii<; pi<;la who successfully fought against Yasovarman.
1 24-5). Sura only at the time of his death SAMKARAVARMAN A N D PARTHA Avantivarman's son Sankaravarman was a Siva worshipper. He was misery and exacted too many taxes from the people. He was uncharitable to learned men and u sed to speak Apabhramsa and not Sanskrit . H is queen Suga ndhii':::,. who ruled for two years waS a deyotee of V i �t;lu but h&d (0 spend her last days i n a Buddhist monastery called N i spaJa lGa vihiira (V. 262). was dethroned though ministerial intrigues and took sht;]ter in the Joyendra-vihiira (sec p.
Buddhism in Kashmir by Nalinaksha Dutt