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Sri Krishnadevaraya

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Sri Krishnadevaraya:


The first-ever epigraphical reference to the date of death of Vijayanagar king Krishnadevaraya has been discovered at Honnenahalli in Tumakuru district in Karnataka.

  • The inscription is written in Kannada.

As per the inscription:

  • Krishnadevaraya, one of the greatest emperors of India who ruled from the South, died on October 17, 1529, Sunday, and incidentally this day was marked by a lunar eclipse.
  • A village named Honnenahalli in Tumakuru was gifted for conducting worship to the god Veeraprasanna Hanumantha of Tumakuru.

About Vijayanagar ruler Krishnadevaraya:

  • He was an emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire who reigned from 1509–1529.
  • He belonged to Tuluva Dynasty.
  • Krishna Deva Raya earned the titles Kannada Rajya Rama Ramana, Andhra Bhoja and Mooru Rayara Ganda.
  • He became the dominant ruler of the peninsula of India by defeating the Sultans of Bijapur, Golconda, the Bahmani Sultanate and the Raja of Odisha.
  • The great south Indian mathematician Nilakantha Somayaji also lived in the Empire of Krishnadevaraya.
  • Portuguese travellers Domingo Paes and Fernao Nuniz also visited the Vijayanagara Empire during his reign.


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  1. About Krishnadevaraya.
  2. His titles.
  3. His achievements- Cultural and architectural.
  4. Foreign travelers who visited his court.
  5. About Nilakantha Somayaji.

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Sources: the Hindu.