Krishnadevaraya (b. n.d.; d. 1529 CE) was one of the most celebrated rulers of the Vijayanagara empire, a kingdom that ruled the Deccan region of India between the fourteenth and mid-seventeenth centuries. He belonged to the Tuluva dynasty and reigned from 1509 to 1529. He expanded the empire’s political influence and its geographical frontiers, gaining victory over the Islamic Sultanates of the Deccan and the Gajapati dynasty of present-day Odisha. He was a patron of the arts, particularly literature, and was also a benefactor to several temples of the region. In addition, he also authored literary works, including the epic Telugu poem Amuktamalyada and a Sanskrit drama, titled Jambavati Kalyanam.