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Amarpala, son of Neyapala, reigned for 13 years. During this period acarya Ratnakaragupta was the upadhyaya of Vajrasana. At the time of his death, his son Hastipala was too young and thus his 4 ministers along with the child ruled for 8 years, whence-forth Hastipala ascended the throne to rule for 15 years. After him, his co-uterine brother Ksantipala ruled for 14 years. During the period of these kings Buddhism was nourished as before, but they did nothing spectacularly significant.
Ramapala (1076-1132 A.D.),son of Hastipala, though having ascended the throne at an early age, extended his power widely by virtue of his exceptional intelligence. Shortly after he became king, the great acharya Abhayakaragupta was invited to act as the upadhyaya of Vajrasana (Gaya) and after many years, also appointed as the upadhyaya of Vikramshila and Nalendra. We learn that by this time, the older tradition of these places had changed and in this period 160 panditas and about 1000 monks permanently resided in Vikramshila, with even 5000 assembling for occasional offerings. In Vajrasana, where occasionally even 10,000 Sravaka monks congregated, about 40 Mahayanis and 200 Sravaka bhikshus were maintained permanently by the king. In Odantapuri 1000 monks belonging to both the Hinayana and the Mahayana resided permanently, with occasionally congregations of even 12,000.Among the Mahayanis of the time, Abhayakaragupta, whosesastras were in vogue even during the time of Taranath, was also highly regarded by the Sravakas as an expert in Vinaya. He has been remarked as having been practically the last among the most famous great acaryas who fully nourished the law with their scholarship, compassion, power and wealth.