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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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The troops entered the city along with Tirumala and Venkatadri, having been defeated. September 11 attacks, series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in by 19 militants…. Hussain Nizam Shah I. It talikoa another six years before Tirumala could claim regency over the former capital of Vijayanagara. Part of Islamic invasion of India. Next Battle of Tannenberg The Hindus opened artillery fire and after having softened the Muslim ranks fell upon them with their infantry and cavalry divisions.

Two Muslim soldiers, the Gilani brothers, had betrayed the Hindu troops. Part of Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent. Six years passed before Tirumala could claim regency over the former capital of Vijayanagara.

Tirumala thought that his negotiations would result in Nizam Shah and Qutb Shah forming a common cause against Adil Shah. They fled along with their family members. Other scholars disagree that Rama Raya interfered with Sultanate affairs but, rather, used the disunity of the Sultans to the advantage of Vijayanagara.

The Sultans met secretly and decided that the only way to succeed was to resort to stratagem. Battle of Talikotaconfrontation in the Deccan region of southern India oc the forces of the Hindu raja of Vijayanagar and the four allied Muslim sultans of BijapurBidarAhmadnagarand Golconda.


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A History of India. The Muslim troops waited and rested outside the capital for three days. Venkata was faced with the new Qutb Shah.

Tirumala fell upon him with his full force and in a short but intense encounter destroyed the Sultan’s army and sent him fleeing for life. The armies collectively numbered several hundred thousand, with large contingents of elephants.

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. The capital city of Vijayanagar was captured, destroyed over a period of five months, and never reoccupied.

The Hindus stormed the fort of Vinukonda after intense fighting.

Despite being in his 70s he decided to personally lead the Hindu armies and took to the field in the center. The treacherous defeat of Vijayanagara Empire, followed subsequent destruction and looting which became short lived before the successors of Rama Raya. At the same time Adil Shah sent a false message to the Hindu commander that he wished to remain neutral. While they suffered heavy losses in the engagement, Muslims too suffered heavy losses and could not pursue their conquests immediately.

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Tirumala made Chennappa commander of the Vijayanagar army and resorted to diplomacy to buy some time for himself. But the Vijayanagar general Gopalaraja defeated and repulsed this attack in After much fierce fighting the Muslim army was forced to retreat. Tirumala and Venkatadri slipped into the palace and took whatever they could before the Muslims came and killed them too.

Battle of Talikota

A huge Mohammedan army suddenly set forth from Adoni to attack Penukonda from different directions. In addition, the Vijayanagara army felt overconfident, using seven foot long spears and javelins while the Sultanate armies used fifteen foot long spears while riding horse back, giving them a clear advantage.


That was the deciding moment of the war. Rama Raya was captured and killed, but his brother Tirumala escaped to the south with the king and much of the royal treasure.

Qutb somehow escaped the attack and retreated to Kondavidu. There was another pitched battle at that juncture, but in vain. The highly diminished Vijayanagara empire now bttle to stage an unsuccessful resurgence with its capital at Penukonda. First, they softened up the primary lines of the Vijayanagara army using cannon fire.

Qutb Shah and Nizam Shah, who were friends, decided to go on their own first and led their divisions to clash with Tirumala Deva Raya ‘s division.

Even after Muslim sultanates defeated the armies of the Vijayanagara empire in the s C.

No one knew what was going on, an intelligence failure on the part of Rama Raya. Chennappa sent a message to him appeal to his duty to the Dharma against the Mlecchas tali,ota Turushkas. First, while the Vijayanagara armies had relatively lesser number of cavalry on horseback and depended on commanders lf war elephants making them slower on battlefield, the Sultanate armies had many more swift Persian horses used by key sections of the army and commanders. The rulers of the Vijayanagara empire, seated in the capital city of Vijayanagara, had become complacent and over confident.