This article is about the 11th narmada dam essay in gujarati Paramara king. Bhoja is best known as a patron of arts, literature, and sciences. Because of his patronage to scholars, Bhoja became one of the most celebrated kings in the Indian history. After his death, he came to be featured in several legends as a righteous scholar-king.
Bhoja’s reputation as a scholar-king suggests that he was well-educated as a child. Bhoja suffered from intense headaches. Bhoja’s contemporary Dhanapala, Bhoja’s feet had auspicious birthmarks indicating that he was fit to be a king. However, several later legendary accounts state that Munja was initially jealous of Bhoja, and tried to prevent him from becoming a king.
Munja, an astrologer prophesized Bhoja’s long reign. Munja, who wanted his own son to become the king, ordered Bhoja’s killing. Bhoja was appointed as the king by the royal ministers after Munja’s death. Munja ordered Bhoja’s murder, but later appointed him as the crown prince. Munja ordered one Vatsaraja to kill Bhoja at the Mahamaya temple in Bhuvaneshvari forest. On hearing Bhoja’s cultured manner of talking, Vatsaraja and his men abandoned the murder plan.
They faked Bhoja’s death, and presented to Munja a fake head and a verse from Bhoja. Munja would be the only one whom the earthly possessions would follow. The verse moved Munja to tears, and made him realize his mistake. When he learned that Bhoja was still alive, he invited Bhoja to back to his court.