|Md. Ghazni who raided India17 times.khudi.pk|
Md. Ghazni, was the most prominent ruler of the Ghaznavid Empire and invaded India more than 17 times between 1101 and 1027 with an intention to plunder India and treasure-laden temples; he conquered Sindh and Multan. In 1025 AD he looted and plundered Somnath and other temples - the worst onslaught ever undertaken by a ruler. With the plundered wealth he expanded the kingdom and built palatial palaces and led a luxurious life.
Mahmad, (born November 01 in 971 AD), son of Subuktin ascended the throne at the age of 27 and took a vow to invade India every year. The greatest of the Ghaznavids ruled between 998 and 1030, expelled the people of other faiths from Gandhara, made no fewer than 17 raids into northwestern India. Starting from 1000 A.D, he raided the border areas then Jaipal in 1001, last Somnath in 1025 he amassed mind-boggling Multan in 1006 later Ananadpal and defeated the Hindu king, plundered and looted Nagarcot in 1009. During his mindless rampage looting and destruction of temples in Mathura 1018, kanuj, kalinjar in 1919 and at treasures. Somnath temple was something like Eldorado.
Looting was followed in places Maheshwar, Jwalamukhi, Narunkot and Dwarka. During the period of Mahmud invasion, people belonging to other faiths fled from Sindh to escape religious conversion and sectarian violence.''
Somnath temple, famous for its treasures and beautiful ornamented shrines,had about one
|Present day Somnath temple, Gujarat.simplyoffbeat.com|
This second battle at Tarain lasted all day, when waves after waves of well-trained horsemen attacked the weary Rajputs. Eventually the mighty army of Prithviraj succumbed to the superior tactics of the Arabian horsemen. Govinda-raja was slain and his body could be recognized only because of its missing teeth. Prithviraj was taken prisoner and then executed. Most of the Rajput women jumped into their own funeral pyres and the brave soldiers fought on till they were killed in the battlefield.
Elliot, Sir Henry Miers (1952). The history of India, as told by its own historians: the Muhammadan period, Volume 11. Elibron.com. p. 98.
Carl Brockelmann, Moshe Perlmann and Joel Carmichael, History of the Islamic Peoples: With a Review of Events, 1939-1947, (G.P. Putnam's sons, 1947), 169. – via Questia (subscription required)