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Deva Raya I was a ruler of the Sangama Dynasty
and supervised the Vijayanagar Empire
. The period from 1406 to 1422 CE saw the rule of Deva Raya I. After the demise of the king Harihara II, his sons entered into a dispute regarding the throne. Finally, Deva
Raya I emerged victorious and became the new emperor of Vijayanagar empire. Throughout his regime, Deva Raya fought numerous battles against many rulers like Gajapati
s of Kalinga
, Velamas of Telangana, Reddis of Kondavidu
and the Bahmani Sultan of Gulbarga
. Despite all such fierce battles and conquests, Deva Raya was known to be a capable ruler who was able to administer his extensive territory.
Deva Raya I, like his grandfather Harihara I
, encouraged Madhura, who was a Jain Kannada
poet. It is said that during his regime, there was a conflict regarding a property between the Somesvara temple trust and the Shanka Jainalya of Gadag district
. This matter was believed to have been settled in a friendly manner. Following his death, Ramachandra Raya
and Vijaya Raya succeeded Deva Raya II.
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