Q. Before founding Vijayanagara Empire, Harihara and Bukka served which of the following kingdom?

[A] Hoyasala Kingdom

[B] Kakatiya Kingdom

[C] Sultanates of Madurai

[D] Bahmani Kingdom

Answer: B


  • Vijayanagar was founded in 1336 by Harihara and Bukka of the Sangama dynasty.
  • They were originally served under the Kakatiya rulers of Warangal.
  • Then they went to Kampili where they were imprisoned and converted to Islam. Later, they returned to the Hindu fold at the initiative of the saint Vidyaranya.
  • They also proclaimed their independence and founded a new city on the south bank of the Tungabhadra River.
  • It was called Vijayanagar meaning city of victory

Source: Tamil Nadu Board Class 11