Śrī Kriṣhṇa Deva Rāya and also known as Krishna Deva Raya ' was the great Emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire who reigned from 1509–1529 CE.He is the third ruler of the Tuluva Dynasty. Presiding over the empire at its zenith, he is regarded as an icon by many Indians. Emperor Krishna Deva Raya earned the titles Andhra Bhoja (ఆంధ్రభోజ), Mooru Rayara Ganda (ಮೂರುರಾಯರಗಂಡ : meaning King of three kings) and Kannada Rajya Rama Ramana (ಕನ್ನಡರಾಜ್ಯರಮಾರಮಣ). Much information about his reign comes from the accounts of Portuguese travelers Domingo Paes and Fernao Nuniz. Krishna Deva Raya benefited from the able prime minister Timmarusu, who was regarded by the emperor as a father figure and was responsible for his coronation. Krishna Deva Raya was the son of Tuluva Narasa Nayaka, an army commander under Saluva Narasimha Deva Raya, who later took control of the empire to prevent its disintegration and became the founder of the Tuluva Dynasty, the third Hindu Dynasty to rule Vijayanagara. The emperor's coronation took place on the birthday of Hindu God Krishna. He built a beautiful suburb near Vijayanagara called Nagalapura.

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Date of birth
February 16th, 1471
Date of death
1529 at age of 57
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1.Sri Krishnadevaraya University

Sri Krishnadevaraya University is a public university in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India, founded on July 25, 1981. The University is named after a patron of learning and the arts, Sri Krishnadevaraya, of the Vijayanagara empire of the 16th century.
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Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India
124001 - Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh
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2.Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University

Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Bellary is a new public university established in 2010 by the Government of Karnataka at Bellary district through the Karnataka State Universities Act 2000. It has been named after Krishnadevaraya, former emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire. VSKUB has jurisdiction of two districts: Bellary and Koppal. It has two post graduate campuses, the main campus Jnana Sagara is at Vinayaka Nagar, Bellary which is spread over about 100 acres, houses all the key administrative departments of the university as well as 14 post graduate departments. The second campus is located at Nandihalli in Sandur taluk of Bellary district.
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