Though Vikramaditya was not the Yuvaraja
he had to shoulder son responsibilities. The petty states in India were
always fighting among themselves. The Paramara king, Bhoja of Malwa, died.
Two persons, Udayaditya and Jayasimha, fought for the throne. The former
sought the help of the Chola king. The latter requested Someshwara the
First to help him. The Chalukya king sent an army led by Vikramaditya to
assist Jayasimha. Vikramaditya entered Malwa, defeated Udayaditya and put
Jayasimha on the throne. On his way back he camped on the banks of the
river Krishna. There he received the sad news of his' fathers death. His
father had been drowned in the river Tungabhadra. Vikramaditya was overcome
with grief. He returned to Kalyana after the religious rites connected
with his fathers death were completed.
In 1068 AD, his brother Someshwara
the Second ascended the throne and assumed the title of 'Bhuvanaika Malla'
(The Matchless Wrestler of the World).
The new king was no much experienced
in wars. The enemies thought it was the most favorable time for them to
attack his kingdom. Veerarajendra, the Chola king, led an army against
him. The Chalukya army pushed back the Chola army; Veerarajendra ran away.
Someshwara the Second divided his kingdom into many zones. He appointed
his brothers to look after these regions. The Yuvaraja, Vikramaditya, went
to Gangavadi and Jayasimha the Fourth toNolambasindavadi as the representatives
of the king.