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(1336 - 1565 A.D.)
The empire was founded by Harihara-I and Bukka-I, two of the five sons of Sangama. Harihara and Bukka were in the service of the Raya of Kampili. When Bahauddin Gurshap, a cousin of Mohd. bin Tughlaq, revolted and took refuge with the Raya of Kampili, the Sultan attacked Kampili and annexed it to the Delhi Sultanate. During the course of this war, Harihara and Bukka were both made prisoners of war and taken to Delhi. In 1335, when Tughlaq possessions in the south were in a stage of general turmoil, the Sultan released them and sent as commanders of the Tughlaq troops to restore order in the south, where they came under the influence of a sage and declared their independence.
· Harihara and Bukka, who founded the empire in 1336, were the sons of Sangama and named the first dynasty of Vijaynagar after their father as Sangama Dynasty (1336-1485).
· The second dynasty, founded by Saluva Narasimha, known as Saluva dynasty, ruled from 1485 to 1505.
· The third dynasty, known as Tuluva ruled from 1503 to 1570.
· The fourth or the Aravidu dynasty ruled till about the middle of the seventeenth century.