The end of Pratihar rule was the
beginning for Chawda dynasty. Their capital Ahilyapatak
(Ahilyavaad) was established under new name as New Pattan
(presently Patan). Before that during Maitrak period, Chaap
dynasty (another name of chawda) ruled over Gurjardesh. Even
in Vadhvan, Diu & Dwarka there were few rulers of same
They were also known as Chapotkat or
Chawda. In addition to this there was Chawda rule in
Saurashtra and Kachchh. Thus rulers of Chawda dynasty played
an important role in the history of Gujarat, during "Maitrak"
and post "Maitrak" era.