A legendary king who appears in two works.

In Vetala Panchavimshati, Vikramaditya is occupied by a ghost (Vetala), telling him a mysterious story that Vikramaditya has to solve. Since the king recognizes everything correctly, the game is repeated 25 times.

In Simhasana Dvatrimshika 32 speaking dolls allow King Bhoja to ascend Vikramaditya’s throne only if he proves to be his equal.

Vikramaditya had 9 famous scholars at his court, they are called the 9 gems, navaratna. They are mentioned in Kalidasa’s Jyotirvidabharana.

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