Vikramaditya | King Vikramaditya

Vikramaditya was a great emperor of ancient India. He is a great personality, and gives respect to the learned scholars in his court.

Ancient legends, praises him as a great king and a great valour, who is well known for his courage and kindness among his people. He was the ruler of Ujjain. He ruled several thousand of years before, and is still given respect by the people all over india. A temple is also dedicated to him in Ujjain.

IMPORTANCE

King Vikramaditya is well known for his skills, and he is a great devotee of Goddess Kali.He is also considered as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Ujjain Kali temple is very famous on account of his devotion to the goddess.

Vikramaditya was believed to have ruled during 1st century BC. Vedic books prove his existence during that period.

There were 9 important persons who were occupied in his court and they were considered as 9 important gems. Famous poet Kalidasa, Astrologer VarahaMihira were among the 9 gems in his court.

Bhavishya Purana states that, he ruled well and took care of his people in a good manner, and solved their problems in an effective manner. During his period, people in his kingdom, didn’t suffer. There were no sudden deaths, no death due to chronic illness, and no poverty. Their problems were sorted out by him meticulously, and he took adequate care on his people.He ruled his kingdom in a very fantastic manner.

The following are the nine Gems in court of Vikramaditya:-

  • 1. Dhanvantari
  • 2. Kshapanaka
  • 3. Amarasimha
  • 4. Sanku
  • 5. Vetalabhatta
  • 6. Ghatakarpara
  • 7. Kalidasa
  • 8. Varahamihira
  • 9. Vararuchi

According to the great poet kalidasa, no one is comparable with king Vikrama in those days. Daily he made lot of gifts to his people and made them happy.

CONCLUSION

Let us salute to the great Emperor Vikramaditya of Ujjain, for his bravery and his talent in the arts, and for his interest in protecting the people, and for his bhakti in Kali. Let us honour him for ruling his city in a very good manner and protecting his people and his city from enemies. He is still living in the hearts of those people, who still believes him and his history. Let us pray to the great king Vikramaditya to give us a blessed life and chant his name continuously and let us live happily for ever.

“OM SREE VIKRAMADITYA MAHARAJAVE NAMAHA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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