Sri Krishna Devaraya was a statesman, strategist and economist | Sri Krishna Devaraya was called Andhra Bhoja

June 17th, 2011| In India.

Sri Krishna Devaraya was a statesman, strategist and economist | Sri Krishna Devaraya was called Andhra Bhoja
Sri Krishna Devaraya
The kingdom of Vijayanagara was at its peak during the tenure of Sri Krishna Devaraya.  People of Telugu and Kannada love him as one of the greatest emperors who ruled India.  Sri Krishna Devaraya gave importance to literature and art along with administration. Telugu people praise him as Andhra Bhoja and Kannada people call him Rajya Ramaramani.  Sri Krishna Devaraya himself was a poet and scholar and so was called ‘Sahiti Samarangana Sarwabhouma’.  He wrote ‘Jambavati kalyanam’ in Sanskrit and ‘Amuktamalyada’ in Telugu.  The court of poets of Sri Krishna Devaraya was popular as ‘Bhuvana Vijayam’.  There were eight poets in his court and they were known as ‘Ashtadiggajalu’.  They were Allasani peddanna, Nandi Timmanna, Dhurjati, Madayagari mallanna or Kandukuri Rudrakavi, Ayyalaraju Ramabhadrudu, Pingali surana, Ramaraja Bhushanudu or Bhattumurti and Tenali Ramakrishna.

Sri Krishna Devaraya followed religious tolerance.  He built many vaishnava and shaiva temples.  He was a great devotee of Tirumala Venkateswara.  He visited this temple nearly 6 times.  He names his daughter Tirumalamba and his son Tirumala devarayalu.

Sri Krishna Devaraya was a great statesman and fine strategist among the rulers of Vijayanagara kingdom.  He was also a powerful, good economist and respected poets and scholars.

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