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Sri Krishna Devaraya-Ashtadiggajas

Sri Krishna Devaraya was a great scholar and poet. He was great patron of literature. The court of Sri Krishna Devaraya was adorned with many sanskrit, Kannada, Tamil poets. He had the titles of "Andhra Bhoja" "Sahitya Samaranga Sarvabhauma". The period of Sri Krishna Devaraya is the Augusten Age of Telugu literature. His period was a golden age for the Telugu literature. He proclaimed Telugu as great language among all the languages of the country. He was himselfa Telugu poet. He wrote Amuktamalyada in Telugu and Ushaparinayam in Sanskrit. In his court called "Bhuvana Vijayam" eight great poets known as "Ashtadiggajas" were florished. Among them Allasani Peddana, Nandi Timmana, Tenali Ramakrishna, Pingali Surana, Dhurjati were famous. Allasani Peddana was known as Andhra Kavita Pitamaha. He was the author of Manucharitram.

He built hazara Ramaswamoi temple, Krishna Swami temple. He added Gopuras and Mantapas to the temples at Kalahati, Tirupati, Ahobilam, Simhachalam, Kanchi etc. The temple were enriched by his liberal grants. 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.

      List of Ashtadiggajas
No. Ashtadiggajas Works
1. Allasani Peddana Manucharitramu
2. Nandi Thimmana Parijataapaharanam
3. Dhurjati Kalahasti Mahatyamu
4. Ayyalaraju Ramabhadrudu Ramaabhyudayamu
5. Pingali Surana Raghavapandaveeyamu,
6. Ramarajabhushanudu Kavyalankarasangrahamu, Vasucharitramu and Harischandranalopakhyanamu
7. Madayyagari Mallana Rajasekhara Charitramu
8. Tenali Ramakrishnudu Udbhataradhya Charitramu, Panduranga Mahatmyamu and Ghatikachala Mahatmyamu.
      
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Sri Krishna Devaraya-Art-Literature Sangama Dynasty Devaaya II Saluva Dynasty
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