upon his younger brother. He felt great pity for him. He got his chains removed. He spoke
to him with affection. "Do not be afraid, you are not in danger," he assured
To some people power is like wine. Without power they are wise and behave sensibly. But
once they get power they behave like mad men. Jayasimha was one such man. Before he got
power he loved and was loyal to his brother. With
the increase of power he behaved like a drunken man.
Vikramaditya pardoned his brother. But he did not give him again the wine of power. He
appointed Mallikarjuna, the son of Jayasimha, in his place. This was in 1082.