No Emperor had greater influence over the Tuluva Dynasty then this man

 

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  1. The size of Krishnadevaraya’s enemies (The Bahmani Sultanate)

Bahmani Sultanate, 1470 CE

The sultanate reached the peak of its power during the vizierate (1466–1481) of Mahmud Gawan. The south Indian Emperor Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire defeated the last remnant of Bahmani Sultanate power after which the Bahmani Sultanate collapsed.[6] After 1518 the sultanate broke up into five states: Nizamshahi of AhmednagarQutb Shahi of Golconda (Hyderabad), Baridshahi of BidarImadshahi of BerarAdilshahi of Bijapur. They are collectively known as the “Deccan Sultanates“.

 

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2. His favorite Temple

Tirumala Temple and Vaikuntam Queue Complex (semicircular building in the foreground) as seen from Srivari Padalu on Narayanagiri hill.

The temple gained most of its current wealth and size under the Vijayanagara Empire, with the donation of diamonds and gold.[10] In 1517, Vijayanagara Emperor Krishnadevaraya, on one of his many visits to the temple, donated gold and jewels, enabling the Ananda Nilayam (inner shrine) roofing to be gilded.

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3. Tomb of Sultan Quli Qutb Shah in Hyderabad

Quli’s campaign against Krishnadevaraya continued until Timmarusu, the Prime Minister of Krishnadevaraya, defeated the Golconda army.

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4. King Krishnadeva Raya

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Krishnadevaraya (IAST Kṛṣṇa Deva Rāya) was an emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire who reigned from 1509–1529. He is the third ruler of the Tuluva Dynasty. Presiding over the empire at its zenith, he is regarded as an icon by many Indians. Krishna Deva Raya earned the titles Kannada Rajya Rama Ramana (lit, “Lord of the Kannada empire”), Andhra Bhoja (lit, “Bhoja for Telugu Literature”) and Mooru Rayara Ganda (lit, “King of Three Kings”).

 

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5. Temple Built by Krishnadevaraya

Lutgendorf credits the movement to Vyasatirtha (1478–1539), the royal guru(rajguru) to king Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara empire. Vitthala enjoyed royal patronage in this era. Krishnadevaraya is also credited with building Vitthala’s temple at the then capital city Vijayanagara (modern Hampi).[68]

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6. Krishnadevaraya Honored for Celebrating All Religions

Krishna Deva Raya respected all sects of Hinduism and lavished on the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, numerous objects of priceless value, ranging from diamond studded crowns to golden swords. For this, he is honored with installing his statues along with his two wives at the temple complex. These statues are still visible at the temple at the exit. He also contributed to building parts of Srisailam temple complex.

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7. Book about Krishnadevaraya

I, Krishnadevaraya is a translation of the famous Tamil novel Naan Krishnadevarayan by Ra. Ki. Rangarajan. The Tamil actor Kamal Hassan suggested that Ra. Ki. translate I, Claudius by Robert Graves into Tamil. Instead, Ra. Ki. decided to present a first-person narrative of the story of Krishnadevaraya, the emperor of Vijayanagar.

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