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The Sena dynasty ruled Bengal through the 11th and 12th centuries. They were originally from southern India. A database query syntax error has occurred. ... (10th century - 11th century - 12th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ...

The dynasty's founder was Hemantasena, who was part of the Pala Dynasty until their empire began to weaken. He usurped power and styled himself as king. His successor Vijayasena helped lay the foundations of the dynasty, and had an unusually long reign of over 60 years. Buddha and Bodhisattvas, 11th century, Pala Empire. ...

The Senas were ousted from power towards the end of the 12th century, when the whole of Bengal came under Muslim rule. A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ...

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BANGLAPEDIA: Sena Dynasty (2259 words)
Sena Dynasty ruled Bengal for little over a century (c 1097-1225).The emergence of the dynasty, who supplanted the Palas in Bengal towards the close of the 11th century AD, is a very important chapter in the history of ancient Bengal.
One important aspect of Sena rule in Bengal is that the whole of Bengal was brought under a single rule for the first time in its history.
The rule of the Senas in Bengal is usually connected with the emergence of orthodox Hinduism in a Hindu-Buddhist society which for long had enjoyed the peaceful coexistence of the two religions resulting in an atmosphere of amalgam of the two.
Bengal in the sena and deva period (1192 words)
mAdhava sena; or husband of candramukhI, daughter of candraketu of kAnyakubja identified with jaYaditya).
Tradition however has it that it was lakSmaNa sena II (1123–1203) son of madhusena (1121–1123) son of lakSmaNa sena (1101–1121) who was defeated by bakhtiYar khilji: this is not supported by other evidence.
A few more sena kings are mentioned in Abula fajala's Ain-i-AkbarI and rAjAvalI, but except for mAdhavasena, shUrasena=suryasena (son of visvarUpasena?), parameshvara paramasaugata paramamahArAjAdhirAja gauD.eshvara madhusena (in 1289?) and puruSottamasena (son of vishvarUpasena?), it is not clear that they were independent.
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