At that time, Bhojaraja was the tenth of the kings on the earth [who would have ruled about years after King Shalivahana]. When he saw that the moral law of conduct was declining, he went to conquer all the directions of his country with ten-thousand soldiers commanded by Kalidasa. He crossed the river Sindhu [modern Indus River] going northward and conquered over the gandharas [the area of Afghanistan], mlecchas [present-day region of Turkey], shakas, Kashmiris [Kashmir and present-day Pakistan], naravas, and sathas. Crossing the Sindhu, he conquered the mlecchas in Gandhar and the shaths in Kashmir.
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The text exists in many inconsistent versions, wherein the content as well as their subdivisions vary, and five major versions are known. The text as it exists today is a composite of material ranging from medieval era to very recent.
These four parts have distinctive content and dating. Despite being labelled a purana or "tales of ancient times", the work relates only a few legends. It is one of several puranas in which a list of royal dynasties of the "past" are followed by lists of kings predicted to rule in the future.
It covers topics such as rites of passage, ceremonies and feasts. It also covers the duties and rights of women, a discussion on the nature of people and how to identify good and bad characters, and a caste-related discussion. These chapters are the most comprehensive and important source of sun-worship tradition in India, and may be related to the escape and resettlement of people from Persia into western India during the mid to late medieval era. However, states Rocher, the tantra sections of this Purana were likely part of the text by about CE.
It is written as a universal history with the first and the second chapters called Khandas deal with old time, the third part with the medieval, while the fourth deals with the new age.
Rajendra Hazra characterizes it as "a loose collection of materials taken from various sources" that is lacking in many of the traditional five characteristics of a purana, but which offers an interesting study of vows, festivals, and donations from sociological and religious point of view. Channakeshavayya, published in under the Shri Jayachamarajendra Grantharatnamala in 13 volumes.