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Hinduism - What Is The Vijayanagar Dynasty Of India?

 

 

Vijayanagar Dynasty is a dynasty in India that dates back to the 15th century.

Vijayanagar ("Victory City") is the last of the ancient Hindu kingdoms in southern India, named for its capital city near modern-day Hampi in Karnataka.

Harihara, a provincial administrator of the Tughluq dynasty who broke away to carve up a state on the middle Deccan plateau, created the kingdom in 1336.

Throughout its history, the kingdom saw phases of growth and decline.

It ruled most of southern India in the early fifteenth century, but then declined and lost territory; this was followed by a period of renewal in the early sixteenth century, during the reign of Krishna Deva Raya, and finally ended after the battle of Talikota in 1565, when the ruling prince Rama Raja was decisively defeated by a coalition of sultans from the northern Deccan.

The city of Vijayanagar was abandoned almost immediately, but it still retains outstanding specimens of late medieval Hindu art and architecture, despite the ravages of time.


~Kiran Atma


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