The king was very
unhappy. He did not like to use force against his brother. So he sent a message to
Jayasimha. He reminded him that, though he aid not have the title of a king he had all the
power and the work of a king. He told him that it would be foolish for brothers to fight,
and advised him to be affectionate and loyal to his brother.
Jayasimha could not understand the love of his brother. He thought his brother was weak
and, therefore, had sent such a friendly message. He thought he could defeat the king and
set out with an army. He reached the banks of the river Krishna without any opposition. A
few chieftains who were under Vikramaditya joined him and this gave him added hopes. He
harassed the people of the territories that came under his control. He sent an insulting
message to his brother.
Vikramaditya himself led his army and marched towards the Krishna. Even then he did not
have the heart to fight with his brother. He tried to make peace with him, but in vein.
The arrogant Jayasimha called his brother weak. The battle commenced. At first Jayasimha
had the upper hand. The king's soldiers ran away from the battle- field. The king moved on
an elephant. He collected his scattered soldiers and encouraged them to fight. Jayasimha's
army was frightened. The defeated Jayasimha ran away from the battlefield and tried to
escape into the forest. The king captured Jayasimhas horses and elephants. His wives
were imprisoned and in the end the kings soldiers, too, captured him.