The grand Hampi was reduced to a wasteland. Even today, it is known by the tragic Kannada moniker, Haalu Hampi (Ruined Hampi). And this. The Battle of Talikota (or Tellikota) (January 26, ) constituted a watershed battle fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Deccan. The Battle of Talikota is one of the most important battles in South Asia’s long history.

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However, the Hindu chiefs remained much disunited and after his death there was a long period of internal instability. Fighting in a rocky terrain, the invading troops launched a classic offensive strategy.

The history of earlier contributions by wikipedians is accessible to researchers here: Suddenly Rama Raya found himself surprised when the two Muslim divisions in his ranks turned against him.

The highly diminished Vijayanagara empire staged an unsuccessful comeback with its capital at Penukonda. As the ranks were softened the Hindu infantry under Venkatadri ploughed through the divisions of Barid Shah annihilating them. The battle ended in a complete victory for the sultanates, with the raja being beheaded and put on display as a trophy. AboutMuslim troops had opened a vigorous rear attack on the Hindus and captured several artillery positions. Date January 26, The Muslim troops waited and rested outside the capital for three days.

The Polygar Palyagar system local chieftains which had been so successful earlier was also a reason for break away factions. Date 26 January The Sultans met secretly and decided that the only way to succeed was to resort to stratagem.


The Shah thought the Hindu was brought to his knees and pleased with his conquests decided to consolidate them rather than stand a long siege before Penukonda. Then Chennappa stormed Kondavidu and died fighting even as he forced the Islamic army to retreat.

Battle of Talikota

No one knew what was going on, an intelligence failure on the part of Rama Raya. Aliya Rama Rayas’ practice of nominating family relatives to key positions of the former kingdom, instead of loyal officers, fueled family feuds and rebellion. It is believed that there was a conflict between him and his nephew Pedda Tirumala over the control of the city and hence he decided to abandon it.

Never perhaps in the history of the world has such havoc been wrought, and wrought so suddenly, on so splendid a city; teeming with a wealthy and industrious population in the full batgle of prosperity one day, and on the next seized, pillaged, and reduced to ruins, amid scenes of savage massacre and horrors beggaring description.

Tirumala dispatched his commander Savaram Chennappa Nayaka to repulse the Sultan.

Throughout the onslaught of invading armies of MuslimsMughals, and Christians, the Hinduism of southern India remained strong and resilient. New World Encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards. A victorious ot along with dwellers then fell upon the city.

His son, Muhammad Quli became Qutb Shah thereafter. The same thing happened. The Battle of Talikota 26 January was a watershed battle fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Deccan sultanates.

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Those commanders had defected from the Adil Shahi kingdom and later had been employed by Aliya Rama Raya. Fifth, in spite of all those disadvantages, historians agree that the betrayal by two key Vijayanagara commanders, the Gilani brothers, who had thousands of soldiers under their command, stood as the biggest reason for the defeat.

You may find it helpful tallkota search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. But talikotw Vijayanagar general Gopalaraja defeated and repulsed this attack in Rama Raya bbattle soon beheaded and his head was exhibited to the troops.

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The Hindus opened artillery fire and after having softened the Muslim ranks fell upon them with their infantry and cavalry divisions. Pedda Tirumala entered into negotiations with the Sultan and directed the invader against his uncle Tirumala, whom he feared.

A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Some Kannada speaking regions became part of Hyderabad Karnataka ruled by the Nizam of Hyderabad and Bombay Presidency governed by Maratha chieftains all of whom came under the Baftle umbrella.