Praudha Raya (also known as Praudha Deva Raya) was an unpopular king of Vijayanagara Empire who ruled for a very short period of time being driven out of the capital by his able commander Saluva Narasimha Deva Raya in 1485. He wrote the Ratiratnapradipika, a book on erotics.
- Dr. Suryanath U. Kamat, Concise History of Karnataka, 2001, MCC, Bangalore (Reprinted 2002)
- Durga Prasad, History Andhras up to 1565 A. D., 1988, P.G. Publishers, Don Bosco School Press, Guntur
Virupaksha Raya II
Saluva Narasimha Deva Raya
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