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Senas

Senas succeeded the Palas in Bengal.

They according to epigraphic records belonged to the Brahma Kshatri caste and came from the Kanarese districts of Bombay presidency.

Samantasena was the founder of the dynasty.

His son Hemantasena ruled from 1075 to 1097 AD and was followed by Vijayasena(1097 to 1159 AD.

He captured Vikramapura from the Yadavas of Eastern Bengal and made it his capital.

He also defeated the rulers of Kalinga, Assam, Nepal and North Bengal.

His empire at the time of his death spread over Eastern, Western and Northern Bengal.

He championed the cause of Saivisam.

He was succeeded by Ballalasena who ruled from 1159 to 1185 AD.

He was the author of two great works called Danasagara and Adbhutasagara.

He reorganized caste system in Bengal.

Laxmanasena was greatest in the Sena dynasty. He was the last powerful ruler of the Sena dynasty. He ruled from 1185 to 1200 A.D.

He won victories over the kings of Gouda, Kamarupa, Kalinga and Kasi. He was a follower of Vaishnavism.

He was a great scholar and patron of poets. Well known poets of his court were Jayadeva, Dhoyi, Sridaradasa, halayudha and Umapati.

Jayadeva wrote Gitagovindam.

The kingdom was finally conquered by Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar, the general of Qutb-ud-din Aibak.