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An emperor as powerful as Pulakeshi II had to face numerous struggles during his last days. His brother “Kubja” [Short] Vishnuvardhana would repeatedly rise in rebellion, Pulakeshi would quell it and forgive him—this seemed to have become the norm. However, what we notice in each such instance is simply Pulakeshi’s

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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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नीलोत्पल-दल-श्यामां विज्जिकां मामजानता । वृथैव दण्डिना प्रोक्ता सर्वशुक्ला सरस्वती ॥ nilotpala-dala-shyamam vijjikam mam ajanata | vrthaiva dandina prokta sarvashukla sarasvati || Immadi Pulakeshi, the valiant ruler of the Chalukya dynasty, is the pride of all Kannadigas. Under his regime, the kingdom crossed many frontiers and extended its influence till the banks of Narmada. He was

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