After the palas the Senas succeeded and build an empire in the Bengal. Hemandasena established the Sena dynasty. But the greatest ruler was his son Vijayasena. He united the entire Bengal and brought it under his rule. Hence he is the real founder of Sena dynasty. They believed in Hinduism and contributed to the revival of Hinduism and Sanskrit literature in Bengal. Jeyadeva, the author of Halayudha and Geetha Govinda was patronised by them.