Indian History

Vijayanagara Empire

With the blessings of Vidyaranya, Hari Hara and Bukka established Vijayanagara kingdom on the banks of river Tungabhadra in 1336 A.D. It was established during the period of Muhammad-Bin-Tughluq, the Delhi Sultan. Viijayanagara Empire was ruled by four dynasties i.e. Sangama, Saluva, Tuluva and Aravidu dynasties. Hari Hara and Bukka of the Vikayanagara empire belonged to Sanga dyanasty. Sangama was the father of Hari Hara Bukka. Hence the dynasty named sangama after his name. Vijayanagara kingdom played significat role in South India during the medieval period. The Vijayanagara Empire successfully resisted the Muslim expansion into South India for three centuries. The rulers of Vijayanagara Empire constantly fought with Bahmani Sultans. During the period of Sri Krishna Devaraya Vijayanagara empire reached its zenith in prosperity, power, peace and learning. The Portuguese traveller Domingo Paes visited Vijayanagara in 1520.
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