Maharaja Amarasimha of the Malava Kingdom is dead. The kingdom goes into the hands of his younger brother Rudrasimha, but the real heir to this kingdom is Amarasimha's son Jayasimha. Vijayasimha is the son of Rudrasimha. Rudrasimha tries to kill Jayasimha twice and to occupy the kingdom completely. Knowing about this, Jayasimha runs away one night from the kingdom.