Vijayanagar Empire: Tuluva Dynasty
This was the third dynasty to rule Vijayanagar Empire. The most famous ruler of the Vijayanagar kingdom, Krishna Deva Raya belonged to this dynasty. The list and a short description of the kings of Tuluva dynasty are given below:
Tuluva Narasa Nayaka (1491-1503 AD)
He was the commander of the Vijayanagar army under the rule of Saluva Narasimha Deva Raya and became the de-factor ruler of the kingdom after the death of Saluva Narasimha Deva Raya. He successfully defended the kingdom against the Bahamani sultans, Gajapatis and the disloyal chieftains.
Viranarasimha Raya (1503-1509 AD)
He became the king of Vijayanagar Empire following the death of Tuluva Narasa Nayaka. His rule was mostly occupied with fighting against rebel warlords.
Krishna Deva Raya (1509-1529 AD)
He was the most famous king of Vijayanagra Empire. He earned the titles of Mooru Rayara Ganda, Kannada Rajya Rama Ramana and Andhra Bhoja. His father was Tuluva Narasa Nayaka and mother was Nagala Devi. During his rule, the empire reached its Zenith.
Achyuta Raya (1529-1542 AD)
He succeeded Krishna Deva Raya in 1529. He was the younger brother of Krishna Deva Raya. When he died, his nephew Sadashiva was made the king who was still a child. Aliya Rama Raya, son-in-law of Krishna Deva Raya became the regent of the king.
Sadashiva Raya (1542-1570)
He was a mere puppet in the hands of his minister Aliya Rama Raya. During his time, the real power was exercised by Rama Raya.
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