Aravidu dynasty

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Vijayanagara Empire
Sangama Dynasty
Harihara Raya I 1336–1356
Bukka Raya I 1356–1377
Harihara Raya II 1377–1404
Virupaksha Raya 1404–1405
Bukka Raya II 1405–1406
Deva Raya I 1406–1422
Ramachandra Raya 1422
Vira Vijaya Bukka Raya 1422–1424
Deva Raya II 1424–1446
Mallikarjuna Raya 1446–1465
Virupaksha Raya II 1465–1485
Praudha Raya 1485
Saluva Dynasty
Saluva Narasimha Deva Raya 1485–1491
Thimma Bhupala 1491
Narasimha Raya II 1491–1505
Tuluva Dynasty
Tuluva Narasa Nayaka 1491–1503
Vira Narasimha Raya 1503–1509
Krishna Deva Raya 1509–1529
Achyuta Deva Raya 1529–1542
Venkata I 1542
Sadasiva Raya 1542–1570
Aravidu Dynasty
Aliya Rama Raya 1542–1565
Tirumala Deva Raya 1565–1572
Sriranga I 1572–1586
Venkata II 1586–1614
Sriranga II 1614
Rama Deva Raya 1617–1632
Venkata III 1632–1642
Sriranga III 1642–1646

The Aravidu Dynasty was the fourth and last Hindu dynasty which ruled Vijayanagara Empire in South India. Its founder was Tirumala, whose brother Rama Raya had been the masterful regent of the last ruler of the previous dynasty. Rama Raya's death at the Battle of Rakasa-Tangadi (also known as the Battle of Talikota) in 1565 led to the subsequent destruction of Vijayanagar by the combined forces of the Muslim states of Bijapur. The Aravidu family used their dynastic name as their surname and their gotra is Atreya.[1]


The main rulers of the Aravidu dynasty were:

Present Ruler[edit]

After Vijayanagar was defeated they were subjects to Bijapur and Golconda rulers. In the early 18th century they became tributary rulers of Anegundi to the Moghul emperor of Delhi. In 1749 it was seized by the Marathas, and in 1775 it was reduced by Haidar Ali of Mysore. It however continued to exist as a tributary quasi-independent state until Tipu Sultan annexed the estate in 1786. Thirteen years later after he was killed at Seringapatam, the territory was handed over to the Nizam of Hyderabad State. The British Government retaining all lands on their side of the Tungabhadra. Partly in compensation for this loss of land, the Government paid a pension annually to the head of the Anegundi family.

Veera Venkatapathi Raya (died 1799) had:

  • Raja Tirumala Deva Raju (died 1824)
    • Narasimha Raju had:
      • Kesamma Sahiba had:
        • Raja Tirumala Deva Raju
          • Raja Venkata Rama Raya (died 1871)
            • Venkamma Sahiba
            • Rani Narsingamma Sahiba
          • Raja Krishna Deva Raya 1871/1872, married Rani Kuppamma Sahiba and Rani Ijjamma Sahiba.
          • Raja Pedda Narasimha Raju 1872/1883, married Rani Narsingamma Sahiba 1883/1889. Adopted her brother Ranga Deva Raya.
            • Raja Ranga Deva Raya (Pampapathi Raju) 1889/1918, granted the title of Raja as a Hereditary distinction in 1902, married Rani Narasingh Amma had:
              • Santha Kondamma
              • Tirumala Kondamma
              • Raja Krishna Deva Raya, married Rani Lal Kumari. They adopted Achutya Deva Raya, son of Venkata Deva Raya. (see below)
              • Tirumala Deva Raya, married Rani Rajendra Kumari, died 17 January 1989 had:
                • Raja Rama Deva Raya, married Vijaya Kumari.
                • Shankar Kumari
                • Harihara Deva Raya, died 20 August 1987.
              • Venkata Deva Raya, born 27 April 1919, married Rani Lakshmi Dev Amma had:
                • Raja Achutya Deva Raya (See Below)
                • Raja Sri Ranga Deva Raya, MLA of Gangavati constituency, married Lalita Rani.
                • Raja Narasimha Deva Raya, Advocate and Central Notary of Hospet, married Mohini.
                • Raghu Deva Raya, died 24 December 1969.
        • Lakshmi Devamma Sahiba, married had:
          • Raja Pedda Narasimha Raju
  • Chellamma Sahiba, married Kumar Raghav Raju Dalavayi had:
    • Pedda Pampapathi Raju had:
      • Rangapathi Raju
    • Chinna Pampapathi Raju had:
      • Kumara Raghava Raju had:
        • Sadasiva Raju
        • Kodanda Rama Raju
        • Rani Kuppamma Sahiba
        • Pampapathi Raju (Pampathi Raya)

The present ceremonial ruler Achyutya Deva Raya enjoys the title of Senior Representative of the Royal House of Vijayanagar-Aravidu (Narapathi) Dynasty, Guru (Religious Head) of the Hindu Kshatriya community, enjoys the customary privileges and honors at Hampi Temple and at Anegondi Temple, during all religious functions as well as Muslim festivals. Married Rani Chandra Kanta Devi and had:

  • Krishna Kumari, born 3 October 1966, married Bharat Raju Cheluvaraju, born 1 January 1962.
    • Abhirath Bharath Raju, born 1 October 1992
    • Aditya Bharath Raju, born 22 April 1998
    • Arnav Bharath Raju, born 25 April 2004
  • Krishna Deva Raya, born 6 October 1970, married Ratnasri, born 11 July 1975, and has issue:
    • Tirumala Venkata Deva Raya, born 4 December 2000.[2]