soon proved himself to be a great military leader. In addition to the hereditary Kshatriya
forces, he organised a standing army. He realised the dangers in which he stood and
decided to make a heroic effort to revive the strength of Gurjaradesha. He made friends
with Gangeya Vikramaditya (A.D. 1010-1042), the Kalachuri king of Tripuri. Probably with
his aid, he repel led the invasion of Indraratha of the Kesari Dynasty, the powerful king
of Yayatinagara or Adinagara in Orissa.7
Bhoja's first combat with a powerful king; and the young hero inflicted a defeat on Indra
ratha. He also defeated king Goggala, an unidentified king, unless it be Goggiraja of
Lata; but he had possibly died long before that time.
7 Udaipur Prashasti (El, I. 233-238 St. 19).
Adinagara may be modern Mukhalingam in the Ganjam district in the province of Madras.