Madanapala (reigned 1144 – 1162 CE) was the successor to the Pala king Gopala III, and eighteenth and final ruler of Pala lineage reigning for 18 years. He was succeeded by Govindapala, whose lineage of that name is questionable.
During his reign, the encroachment by the Sena dynasty eventually reduced the Pala domains to Bihar. In Harikela, the Varman dynasty were conquered by the Sena dynasty leaving the Palas as the only other significant power in Bengal.
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