Category Archives: Vijayanagara Empire

Sringeri & The Hoary Guru-Shishya Parampara

The Guru has been accorded to a very high position in our Indian tradition. No one can attain fulfillment of the purpose of life without the grace of a Guru. We all desire Moksha whose sole means to attainment is Jnana (knowledge). The Vedas say that one attains immortality … Continue reading

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Tallikota- The End of Vijayanagara

In my last two posts, I had been looking at the decline of  Vijayanagara, post  Krishnadeva Raya, and Rama Raya’s tactics of playing off one Bahmani Sultan against another. As I had mentioned earlier, this tendency to play off one … Continue reading

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Beginning of the End- Aliya Rama Raya

In the previous post, we have seen how the Vijayanagara Empire began to slowly decline after Krishna Deva Raya. The brief reign of Sadasiva Raya, who was in effect controlled by Aliya Rama Raya and his brothers Tirumala Raya and … Continue reading

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Vijayanagara Empire-Beginning of the End

Empires inevitably fall, and when they do, history judges them for the legacies they leave behind.- Noah Feldman.   “All empires fall, eventually.” “But why? It’s not for lack of power. In fact, it seems to be the opposite. Their … Continue reading

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Glory of Vijayanagara- Architecture

So far we have seen the Glory of  Vijayanagara,  it’s  literary accomplishments,  and the zenith it reached under Sri Krishna Deva Raya. In this post we shall be looking at the architectural style of  Vijayanagara, which had it’s own unique … Continue reading

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Glory of Vijayanagara- Literature.

In my previous post, I had covered the Glory of Vijayanagara from a social, economic viewpoint. In this part I shall be looking at the literary  glory, that characterized Vijayanagara Empire. While Vijayanagara Empire reached it’s literary zenith under reign … Continue reading

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The Glory of Vijayanagara

Continuing my ongoing series on the Vijayanagara Empire, in my last post, I had looked at how the reign of  Sri Krishnadeva Raya, was regarded as a Golden Period of Telugu Literature.   Starting the series after a long gap, shall … Continue reading

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