The title 'Tribhuvana
Malla' (Meaning, 'The Wrestler of the Three Worlds) was used a by emperors. The king,
Someshwara, was upset when his brother assumed it. The king thought that the friendship of
his brother with his vassals was a sign of danger. He made friends with Kulottunga the
First, the Chola king. Now if there was a conflict, Vikramaditya would find himself
between two enemies-his brother Someshwara the Second at home and Kulottunga the First,
the Chola king.
Kulottunga laid seige to Kolar, which belonged to Vikramaditya. So the war began. The
Chola army was defeated. Vikramaditya wanted to make his position strong before Kulottunga
could recover and come to the help of his brother. So he declared war against his brother
and defeated and imprisoned him. What happened to Someshwara thereafter we do not know.
By this time Vikramaditya had gained good experience by taking part in many wars for
about twenty years. He had fought for his father and his brother, and defended the
kingdom. He had never known defeat.
The unexcelled, valiant Vikramaditya was crowned king on the first day of the bright
half of the month of Chaitra in the year Pingala, corresponding to the 26th of
February 1077. On that day began the 'Chalukya--Vikrama Era'.