Narasimha I

Narasimha I (Kannada: ಒಂದನೆ ನರಸಿಂಹ) (r. 1152–1173 CE) was a ruler of the Hoysala Empire. His victory over his overlord Western Chalukya Empire King Tailapa III paved the way for the declaration of independence by his successor, and is his main legacy. Tailapa III was killed by Narasimha I. He however failed to meet the challenge of their Kalachuri feudatory Bijjala II. Narasimha I was overthrown by his son Veera Ballala II.

Narasimha I
Hoysala King
Reignc.1152 – c.1173 CE
SuccessorVeera Ballala II
IssueVeera Ballala II
Hoysala Kings (1026–1343)
Nripa Kama II (1026–1047)
Vinayaditya (1047–1098)
Ereyanga (1098–1102)
Veera Ballala I (1102–1108)
Vishnuvardhana (1108–1152)
Narasimha I (1152–1173)
Veera Ballala II (1173–1220)
Vira Narasimha II (1220–1235)
Vira Someshwara (1235–1263)
Narasimha III (1263–1292)
Veera Ballala III (1292–1343)
Harihara Raya
(Vijayanagara Empire)


  • Dr. Suryanath U. Kamat, A Concise history of Karnataka from pre-historic times to the present, Jupiter books, MCC, Bangalore, 2001 (Reprinted 2002) OCLC: 7796041
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Veera Ballala II

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