|Georgian monarchs family tree of Bagrationi dynasty of Kartli|
- King Rostom, approaching 90, had adopted great-grandson of King Luarsab I, also Luarsab, as heir. Kartli's aristocracy resented yet another Persian-educated Muslim; Luarsab’s death in 1652 from a bullet while out hunting was no accident. Rostom then chose Vakhtang, the 35-year-old head of the House of Mukhrani, a branch of Bagrationi.
- Rayfield, pp. 433—435
- W.E.D. Allen, location: 10941
- W.E.D. Allen, location: 10953
- Rayfield, p. 209