Flood Relief Measures Under Vijayanagara Kings with Special Reference to Vazhuvur Temple Inscriptions - A Study

  • R Udaiachandran Assistant Professor, Department of History, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Vijayanagar, Kaveri, Vazhuvur temple, Attavirattanams, Mayiladuturai, Harihara I


The kingdom of Vijayanagar "the city of Victory" was established by Harihara I and Bukka I in 1336 A.D., on the southern bank of the river Tungabhadra, with the blessings of Vidyaranya.1 Some years later Vijayanagar rulers extended their sway all over the Tamilnadu and ruled it continuously for about two centuries.An attempt is made in the following pages regarding a flood that occurred under the Vijayanagar rule in Kaveri the mother of humanity and the fiscal policy administered by them based on an inscription3 existing at Vazhuvur temple

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