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Pre-eminent among the kings of Karnataka is the Kalyani Chalukya emperor, Vikramaditya VI. He was the son of Someshwara I. Fortunately, he had the poet Vidyapati Bilhana in his court and so his achievements have become immortal. In his poetical work in eighteen cantos, Vikramankadevacharita, Bilhana records the life and achievements of

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बिंदुद्वन्द्वतरङ्गिताग्रसरणिः कर्ता शिरोर्बिन्दुकं कर्मेति क्रमशिक्षितान्वयकला ये केऽपि तेभ्योऽञ्जलिः । ये तु ग्रन्थसहस्रशाणकषणत्रुट्यत्कलङ्कैर्गिरां उल्लासैः कवयन्ति बिल्हणकविस्तेष्वेव संनह्यति ॥ We have seen that Bilhana, the great poet from Kashmir, travelled the entire country. He visited many places like Vidharbha, Malava and Vanga, and finally came to Kalyanakataka in Karnataka, which was then ruled

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भट्टिर्नष्टो भारविश्चापि नष्टो भिक्षुर्नष्टो भीमसेनोऽपि नष्टः । भुक्कुण्डोऽहं भूपतिस्त्वं हि राजन् भम्भावल्यामन्तकस्संनिविष्टः ॥ In the last story we saw how Bilhana, the great poet who lived in the 11th century, fell in love with a princess. This story gives us an account of how, lost in love, he was about to lose his life. The

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निरर्थकं जन्मगतं नलिन्या यया न दृष्टं तुहिनांशुबिम्बम् । उत्पत्तिरिन्दोरपि निष्फलैव कृता विनिद्रा नलिनी न येन ॥ Once, in the Pravarapura district of Kashmir, there lived a couple: Jyeshthakalasha and Nagaradevi. They had a son named Bilhana, who grew up to be a poet par excellence. Wanting to showcase his talents, Bilhana toured the entire country.

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