Praudha Raya (also known as Praudha Deva Raya IV) was a king of Vijayanagara Empire who ruled for a very short period of time but was overpowered and the control of the empire was taken over by his able commander Saluva Narasimha Deva Raya in 1485. He wrote the Ratiratna Pradipika, a book on erotics.
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