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Hinduism - What Is The Nayak Dynasty?

 

The Nayak Dynasty  was a southern Indian dynasty that had its capital at Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

The Nayaks rose to prominence when the Vijayanagar monarchy was deposed late in the sixteenth century, leaving a political vacuum.

For the following hundred years, the Nayaks dominated the southernmost section of the subcontinent.

Tirumalai Nayak (r. 1623–1659), the dynasty's greatest emperor, built huge parts of the Minakshi temple, dedicated to Madurai's patron deity, Minakshi.

~Kiran Atma


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