Dear Hum Gujjar and AP Bhaisahab,
Yasodharman belonged to Aulikara family of Gurjars. Mihigul was defeated by the association of Baladitya (Later Guptas) and his 3 Commanders namely Yasodharman, Jayabhatta and Duttabhatta (who was called Dudda-1 the first among the Pratihar lineage ). Jayabhatta and Duttabhatta were probably from same family and this family later ruled Bhinmal during Harsha's period. They were Chap Gurjars without any doubt.
Chapotkristh (Chap + Utkarsth literally meaning Brilliant Archers)
AP Bhaisahab, is it correct to state that the Hephthalite named Khigila was alternatively called Jabula or Jabula Shahi?
Hum Brother, If you read various sources describing Hepththalites then you might come across the name of MihirGuls son:
Shahi title which was used by Hephthalites was being used by Jaipal and other Rulers of Kabul until 10th century.
Gul is quite a prominent surname is Pakistan.
I came across my own post in allempires :
These white Huns had nothing to do with original huns......In fact When they were attacked by Kok-turks or genuine Huns, They had to enter India in order to save their life....The Indian could not distinguish them with the Actual Huns..The Indian thought that it is athe wave of Hunas only....
The similarity between the names of Hepthalites and Huns also created the confusion....But we know that people ruling in nearby areas had the practice of copying names to get fame...(like using the title shah, khan or Han)
The first attack under "Chu-Han" (CHU-Khan) in 455 AD was repelled back by SkandaGupta and India was saved from Huns for a short period of 10 years. In 465 AD fresh Hun armies attacked Guptas under Tour-han (TOOR KHAN) or Tourman-1.
They were not Huns they were actually a part of Yuhechee (Yu-chi) tribe, Like Kushans.
We have to go deeper to understand the realation between Hepthalites and Kushans......
1. Hsiung-Nu (chin dynasty) under Tou-man defeated Yuchees in around 178 BC. (Note here The name of the king of Hsiung-Nu was Tou-man).
Before this Yuchees were clearly deeply involved in the local politics (though they were called Iranian by origin, They aquired all the local customs and traditions). Tou-man had conflicts with his son Mao-Tun for that, the Yu-chi were given mao-tun as a hostage by his father T'ou-man. T'ou-man then led the Hsiung-nu in an attack upon the Yu-chee, hoping that Mao-tun would be killed by the Yu-chi. However, Mao-tun escaped and in 209 BC killed his father. After his fathers death Mao-tun conducted campaigns against Yu-chees.
2. They defeated Sai (or Sythians) who had to fled to south (Sind, Punjab and Gujrat, where they ruled until 400 AD)...
3. The Hsiung-Nu agian fell upon the Yuchees in around 130 BC and pushed them westwards before reaching Bactria. In addition to it a group of Yu-chi were left behind, possibly conquered by the Wu-sun or Hiung-nu. This group is called the little Yu-chi and the larger group which continued on, the Ta Yu-chee (or great Yu-chi) to distinguish them.
4. They were driven in to the Bactria region...
5. The Yu-chee conquered Bactria in around 120 BC and they divided it into a number of essentially kingdoms (five, according to Chinese sources).
6. It was Kajula Kadphises who overcame the other YuChee monarchs and united the whole horde to his own will. This is said to have occurred more than a hundred years after the conquest of Bactria by the Yu-chi. It has also been suggested that Kajula's Grandfather married a Greek princess (daughter, niece, possibly of the Hermaus who appears on Kajulas coins). It seems likely from all this that he came to power some time in the first quarter of the first century AD and that he had achieved the unification of the Yu-chi by about 40 AD.
7. At this time that the Kushan kings overran northern India. They conquered the Indus valley, which had previously been in the hands of Parthian kings.
8. The Kushans ruled until 363 AD. But they started declining after the death of Vasudeva in 225 AD. During this time (225-363 AD) The other Yuchee tribes started inclining....
9. The three dynasties (Yuchees by origin) that followed the Kushans were, the Kushanshahs, Lesser Kushans and Kidarites.
10. The Kidarites or chionites were also called Red-Huns.
11. The Kidarites tried very hard to establish themselves as the successors of the Kushan Empire; they are called Kushan and Yu-chi by Western and eastern sources; they issued coins that copied those of the Sasanians, the Kushanshahs and the last Kushan kings. They failed to achieve a revival of the Kushan Empire. Though they conquered the regions and united them, for the last time, under a single government their empire was transient and superficial. The Kidarite Empire never matched the artistic or urban success of the Kushans. And at the end of the fifth century the Kidarites were overwhelmed by the Hephalite.
12. There is a striking resemblance in The Deformed Heads of the early Yu-chees and Hephthalite kings on their coinage.
13. Also see the name of the Hepthalite Kings were:
Tourman Akhsunvar (420 - 470)
Tourman (496 - 502)
Mihirakula (502 - 530)
The name Touman is similar as the king of Hsiung-Nu...Which Shows that the hepthalites had the Yuchee origin...
14. Due to their yuchee origin they were quickly assimilated into north indian population as hindu (or Bodh) kshatriyas without any hassle.
So here we can say that Hepthalites were a group of Yuchees (same as Kushans and Kidarites) who tried to settle down at the remenants of their ancestors when drove out from Bactria by Kok-Turks. But they were mistaken as Huns by local Indians.Another very very important link for you:
The ruling seat of Epthalites was Sakala (modern Sialkot in paksitan). Tourman-2 was killed by Gupta ruler Bhanugupta in 510 AD. An inscription found at Mandsor records some construction and donation by one DUTTABHATTA***, son of Vayuraksh*ta (Served long as the Commander-in-Chief or SENAPATI**** of Gupta Rulers) was the commander-in-chief of Prabhakarvardhana (contemporary Gupta Ruler) in this campaign where many other Indian Princes (Gurjar Jayabhatta-4 and chalukya ruler Pulkeshin) made a joint attack over the Epthalites. In this decisive fight all the ‘White Huna’ chiefs were slaughtered and the army left was assimilated into Gurjars