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VIKRAMDITYA

'This Is the Boy'

His greatness came to light even when he was still young. He said 'no' when the high position of the Yuvaraja was offered to him. Someshwara the First was Vikramaditya's father. He had three sons Someshwara the Second, Vikramaditya the Sixth and Jayasimha the Fourth.

From the very beginning Vikramaditya was very bright and bold. His father was very proud of him. When Someshwara the First ascended the throne he was surrounded by many enemies in the neighboring states. There was utter enmity between him and the Chola king Rajadhiraja. They fought repeatedly. In the end Rajadhiraja died. The other states, too, attacked the Chalukya kingdom. So, Someshwara realized that it was not easy task for any one whom ascended the throne to defend and to retain it.

Someshwara always thought that only a hero of heroes could keep the throne. Someshwara was watching his sons to decide which of them was fit to be his successor. His eldest son Someshwara the Second was not a strong man. Vikramaditya was a veritable lion. So the king thought that he was fit to be his successor. 'This boy can defend the kingdom and protect the people' thought the king.

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Vikramaditya - An Ideal King who was as wise as he was brave and strong.
About Vikramaditya
Introduction
Who Is 'The Creator Of An Era'?
Vikramaditya - The Creator Of An Era
The Great Chalukya Dynasty
You are Here! 'This Is The Boy'
'I Do Not Want To Be The Yuvaraja'
The Valiant Youth
The Suspicious Elder Brother
The Son-in-law Of The Chola King
'Tribhuvana Malla'
The Chalukya- Vikrama Era
Kulottunga
This Beloved Brother An Enemy!
Hard To Believe
If Affection Is Mistaken For Weakness?
What Punishment Now?
So Strong, And Yet So Loving
The Brothers
Truly A 'Tribhuvana Malla'!
The King Of His Subjects' Hearts
The Army Under Check
Easy Of Access
The Master Of His Officers
All Faiths Are Equal
Respect For Women
A Patron Of Arts
An Ideal Ruler
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