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VIDYARANYA

Vijayanagara

By making use of the celebration of this victory, Vidyaranya selected a suitable place in Pampakshetra and laid the foundation for a new city named Vidyanagara. At this time he found a hidden treasure. This helped him to build the new State. The common people believed that Vidyaranya prayed to Bhuvaneshwari and made her rain goId fora few hours.

As a fulfillment of the long cherished desire of the people, Vidyaranya laid the foundation for this new city on Thursday, the seventh day of the first half of the month of Vaishakha, during the year Dhatu (1336 A.D.). Hakka and Bukka wanted to name it Mdyanagara' (the city of education). But Vidyaranya named it 'Vijayanagara' (the city of victory).

By the grace of Bhuvaneshwarii the city grew to enormous size and was able to attract travellers from all parts of the world. The city grew to the size of 64 square miles and was the capital of Karnataka for three and a half centuries. As desired by Vidyaranya, Harihara (Hakka) became the king of the new State. Bukkaraya ruled over it after the death of Hakka. Vidyaranya guided the Kings as Prime Minister and Preceptor. Vidyaranya was called the Founder-Preceptor of Karnataka by the people.

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Vidyaranya - A Great and Famous Saint who is known as the founder of Karnataka
About Vidyaranya
Introduction
Service of the People
Parentage and Childhood
Education
At Kanchi
Vidyateertha
The Desire Of His Heart
Calamity at Srirangam
Defence
Venkatanatharya
People Who Lost Hope
Battle-cry of Fearlessness
The Aim Of Life Made Clear
Will The Divine Architect Arrive
Loyalty to Religion ; Welfare State
The Ascetic
Holiest of the Holy Places

Let Your Auspicious Presence be Ever Present In Me

I Cannot Wait till My Next Birth
The Vow of a Saint
The Dawn
We Are Hakka and Bukka
Anegondi Captured
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Devotee of Sharada, Goddess of Learning
Guidance
Uncommon Saint
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