Shawa saint figure, Vijayanagar, XVIIth century


Period:Vijayanagar, XVIIth century



The kingdom of Vijayanagara have been the first hindu kingdom of India, its name originates from its capital city Vijayanagara (Vijay: victory, nagar: city).

The kingdom lasted from 1336 to 1565, where it was almost destroyed by the musilm Deccan sultanat alliance. Venkata II (1586-1614) will re-conquer the lands but will fail to stabilize the authority, which was challenged by numerous rebellions and a succession war. Sriranga, the last king deceases in 1672.