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Rama Pala
The Ruler of pala dynasty
Reign 1077–1133
Predecessor Shurapala II
Successor Kumarpala
House Pala Emperor
Religion Hinduism

Ramapala (1077-1133) was the successor to the Pala king Shurapala II, and fifteenth ruler of the Pala line, reigning for 53 years.[1][2]


Rampala is recognised as the last great ruler of the dynasty, managing to restore much of the past glory of the Pala lineage. He crushed the Varendra rebellion and extended his empire farther to Kamarupa, Orissa and Northern India. He was succeeded by Kumarapala. According to Bengali legend he died by walking into the sea.[3] Sandhyakar Nandi, the court poet of Ramapala had written a sanskrit two meaning base poem like novel ramacharitam.

Revival under Rampala

After gaining control of Varendra, Ramapala tried to revive the Pala empire with limited success. He ruled from a new capital at Ramavati, which remained the Pala capital until the dynasty's end. He reduced taxation, promoted cultivation and constructed public utilities. He brought Kamarupa and Rar under his control, and forced the forced the Varman king of east Bengal to accept his suzerainty. He also struggled with the Ganga king for control of present-day Orissa; the Gangas managed to annex the region only after his death. Ramapala maintained friendly relations with the Chola king Kulottunga to secure support against the common enemies: the Ganas and the Chalukyas. He kept the senas in check, but lost Mithila to a Karnataka chief named Nanyuadeva. He also held back the aggressive design of the Gahadavala ruler Govindacharndra through a matrimonial alliance.[4]

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Preceded by
Shurapala II
Pala Emperor
1077–1130 CE
Succeeded by

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