The Aravidu Dynasty was the fourth and last Hindu dynasty which ruled Vijayanagara Empire in South India. Its founder was Aliya Rama Raya, who had been the masterful regent of the last ruler of the previous Tuluva Dynasty and de-facto ruler. Rama Raya's death at the Battle of Rakasa-Tangadi (also known as the Battle of Talikota) in 1565 led to the subsequent destruction of Vijayanagar by the combined forces of the Deccan states.
As of 2019, The King of the dynasty is Krishna Devaraya who ascended the throne in 2008 after the death of his father. He has been actively involved in many activities which were traditionally done by the Maharaja such as the Hampi Utsav which is attended by hundreds of thousands of people each year. He also has been actively involved in restoring his family’s old ancestral properties such as the palace in Anegundi. He is married to Rathnashree Raya and they have issue-
Yuvraja Tirumala Venkata Devaraya(Born 4 December 2000)
Shivaraya Kumari(born 6 February 2007)
Krishnaraya Kumari(born 6 February 2007)
the family mainly resides in Vijayanagar, Bangalore and Hospet
The main rulers of the Aravidu dynasty were:
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