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Sri Krishnadevaraya

Why in News?

  • Recently the epigraphical evidence retrieved by Archaeological Survey of India, emperor of  Vijayanagara empire, Sri Krishnadevaraya passed away on 17th October 1529.

 

Key Points

  • Krishnadeva Raya belonged to the Tuluva dynasty.


  • Krishnadeva Raya’s rule was characterised by expansion and consolidation.


  • This was the time when the land between the Tungabhadra and Krishna rivers (the Raichur doab) was acquired (1512), the rulers of Orissa were subdued (1514) and severe defeats were inflicted on the Sultan of Bijapur (1520).


  • The kingdom flourished under conditions of unparalleled peace and prosperity.


  • Krishnadeva Raya is credited with building some fine temples and adding impressive gopurams to many important south Indian temples.


  • He is also founded a suburban township near Vijayanagara called Nagalapuram after his mother.

Source: AIR 

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