Cultural Contributions of Vijayanagar Empire

  • Peak of literary achievement was reached under Krishnadevaraya, who himself was a Sanskrit and Telugu scholar. His famous court poet Allasani Peddana wrote Manucharitam.
  • The relationship between kings, sects and temples can be explained in terms of four assertions:
    • Temples were basic for sustaining kingship.
    • Sectarian leaders were the connecting links between kings and temples.
    • Though the routine supervision of the temples was done by local sectarian groups, the task of solving disputes concerning temples was in the hands of the king.
    • The intervention of the king in the above matter was administrative, not legislative.
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