Talk:Vijayanagara

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Lakshmi Narasinha Statue[edit]

I have added information that is based on an Archeological department signboard outside the statue.59.92.135.153 (User Prksh1) 17:46, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Underground Shiva Temple[edit]

I have added information that is based on an Archeological department signboard outside the temple. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Prksh1 (talkcontribs) 17:30, 2 January 2008 (UTC) 59.92.135.153 (talk) 17:46, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

"georef added"...[edit]

I've put in a link to the GoogleEarth location of Vijayanagara: very tough finding the place on any map, even for folks familiar with the history -- this link connects directly to the map, moreover, if the software is installed locally, whereas other georef links connect to confusing "explanatory pages" or get messed up in user security software and downloading problems.

The GoogleEarth software now is a free download to any user, Apple/Mac or Wintel -- from earth.google.com -- so I personally believe it's the most politically-correct GIS to use for this purpose, at the moment anyway. It's also wildly-exciting, to be able to hop around southern India virtually-visiting all the "sights", online...

--Kessler 16:57, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Putting the Telugu Script[edit]

I understand that Vijaynagar is situated in modern Karnataka. However, akin to the Krishnadevaraya article, the Telugu script for Vijaynagar should be put after the Kannada one in the introduction.

No, the place is in Karnataka, so the language should be limited to the one language of the region. Otherwise we could go on forever including every relevant language - e.g. Persian/Hindustani/Urdu, since Muslims probably speaking one of these languages conquered it at at least one time. For the Vijayanagara Empire article however (and to figures such as Krishnadevaraya), both Kannada and Telugu are appropriate. Imc 14:43, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

I support adding Telugu since Kannada and Telugu were two major administrative languages. Tamil and the rest were administered mostly by feudatories.

~rAGU (talk)

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 20:23, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Vijayanagar or Vijayanagara[edit]

Sources use those two names pell-mell. What's the correct one and the most common spelling? The same goes for the Vijayanagara Empire. --Wester (talk) 09:44, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Vijayanagara[edit]

Vijayanagara city was the largest in the world. It was also the wealthiest in the world. Wikipedia is the most pathetic excuse for an encyclopedia that I have ever come across. When such mind boggling nonsense ends up on an "encyclopedia", it makes me wonder if humans are devolving! Unbelievable. Realfacts123 (talk) 05:20, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

According to the cited source, Urban World History: An Economic and Geographical Perspective, "Around 1500, the city of Vijaynaagar, whose name means the 'city of victory' had about 500, 000 inhabitants, and it was probably the second largest city of the world after Peking-Beijing." If you have another, or better, source that says otherwise, we can discuss it here. Barring that please do not change cited facts and introduce factual errors in wikipedia articles. 12:10, 14 December 2013 (UTC)