Nayak dynasty

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Nayaka dynasties emerged during the declining period of the Vijayanagara Empire. The Nayaks were originally military governors under the supervision of the Vijayanagara Empire. They were the most powerful clan. After the battle of Talikota, several of them declared independence. The Nayaka kingdoms included the following:


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