had already defeated Virarajendra, the Chola king. He thought he could capture the
Chalukya kingdom in the absence of the king, who was in Malwa. So he marched at the head
of an army and captured a town called Rattepadi. But he had completely overlooked the
prowess of the Yuvaraja. Vikramaditya, with an army, challenged the Chola army. Instead of
fighting, the Chola king entered into negotiations with Vikramaditya and gave him his
daughter in marriage. He also gave him the Karnataka region, which was under his control.
Vikramaditya knew that his brother did not trust him. Thinking his Chola alliance would be
an asset against his brother, he gave consent to the marriage.
There is a saying 'Man proposes but God disposes.' Vikramaditya found that his alliance
was no longer an asset but a liability. Instead of the Chola king helping him,
Vikramaditya himself had to help the Chola king. After the death of Virarajendra, the
subjects revolted against Vikramaditya's brother-in-law Adhirajendra. He could not
suppress the revolt. Vikramaditya helped him in securing the throne. (But Adhirajendra
lost the throne soon, because the Eastern Chalukya king, Rajendra the Second, defeated