Vijayanagara, aka: Vijaya-nagara; 3 Definition(s)


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Vijayanagara Temples—The very large and powerful empire of Vijayanagara was established in the ancient city of Vijayanagara (now called Hampi) in Karnataka in 1336. The monarchs of Vijayanagara contributed in no small measure to the development of temple art and architecture in South India. They drew upon the architectural plan of the temples of the Tamil country and constructed the beautiful temples in Hampi such as the Viṭṭhala temple, Acyutarāyā temple and the gopura of the Virupākṣa temple.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (1): Early and Classical Architecture (h)

Vijayanagara Dynasty (AD 1336):—The last important phase of art in South India is a mingling of late Chalukya and late Chola art under the Vijayanagara monarchs. In the 14th century, the Vijayanagara empire was established. Krishnadevaraya (AD 1509-1529) was a patron of fine arts.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)
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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vijayanagara (विजयनगर).—Name of a town.

Derivable forms: vijayanagaram (विजयनगरम्).

Vijayanagara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vijaya and nagara (नगर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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