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The Tuluva were the third Hindu dynasty which ruled Vijayanagara empire. . The Vijayanagar empire attained it greatest glory during this period and their most famous emperor Krishna Deva Raya. Their reign consisted of five emperors from 1491 till 1570. They ruled almost the entire South India with Vijayanagara as their capital. The fall of the Tuluva dynasty led the beginning of the disintegration of the empire.
This period was known as a golden age of Telugu literature. Many Telugu, Sanskrit, Kannada and Tamil poets enjoyed the patronage of the emperor.
Emperor Krishna Deva Raya earned the titles Andhra Bhoja, Mooru Rayara Ganda (lit, "King of three Kings") and Kannada Rajya Rama Ramana (lit, "Lord of the Kannada Empire").
Krishna Deva Raya was formally initiated into the Vaishnava Sampradaya by Vyasatirtha. He patronised poets and scholars in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Sanskrit.Sri Vyasatirtha was his Kula-Guru. Emperor Krishna Deva Raya was fluent in many languages. There remains a debate whether he was a Telugu, Kannadiga or Tuluva by lineage.
Various kings of Tuluva dynasty are associated with kings of Gandikota, the Pemmasani Nayaks through matrimonial alliances. It is widely believed that mother of Sri Krishna Deva Raya is Pemmasani Nagulamba or Nagala devi belonging to Pemmasani dynasty.
The five Tuluva emperors were:
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