Gurjars are an ancient society which has ruled over India for centuries and the last dynasty was Gurjars Pratihar dynasty which ruled from 8th to 10th century from Kannauj. Raja bhoj was one of the most prominent ruler of his time. During the rule of Gurjars, the invasion from west were minimal and the invaders were given a crushing defeat.
The community is also known as Gujjar, Gujar, Gojar, Gurjar and Veer Gurjar. The Gurjars are mainly settled in North India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The name of this caste also comes in the national anthem of Afghanistan. Due to the historical influence of Gurjars, many places in North India and Pakistan are named after the Gurjar caste, such as Gujarat State of India, Gujarat District and Gujranwala District of Pakistani Punjab, and Gurjar Khan City of Rawalpindi District.
According to Gurjar inscriptions, it is Suryavanshi and Raghuvanshi. Ancient great poet Rajasekhar has called Gurjaro as Raghukul-Tilak and Raghugramini. The artwork of Suryadev on the Gurjar inscriptions of 7th to 10th century also confirms their being Suryavanshi. Even today in Rajasthan, Gurjaro is reverently called 'Mihir', which means 'Sun'. According to some historians, the Gurjars were Aryan warriors from the Caucus region of Central Asia (now Armenia and Georgia).
According to Sanskrit scholars, Gurjar is a pure Sanskrit word meaning 'destroyer of enemy' meaning 'enemy destroyer' it happens. The ancient great poet Rajasekhar has addressed the Gurjar King Mahipal in his epic term as the Gurjar.