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'Ashtadiggajas' were patronised by
1. Deva Raya 1
2. Deva Raya 2
3. Vira Narasimha
4. Krishna Deva Raya

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Krishna Deva Raya

The correct answer is Krishna Deva Raya.

  • Krishna Deva Raya was an emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire.
    • The rule of Krishna Deva Raya is known as the golden age of Telugu literature.
    • He was the 3rd ruler of the Tuluva Dynasty.
    • He patronized the Tamil poet Haridasa.
    • Eight Telugu poets were regarded as eight pillars of his literary assembly and known as Ashtadiggajas.

  • Deva Raya I was a king of the Vijayanagara Empire (reigned 1406–1422 CE).
    • The Hazara Rama temple was built by Deva Raya I in Hampi.
  • Deva Raya II was an emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire (Sangama dynasty rulers) (reigned 1422–1446 CE).
    • He authored well-known works in the Kannada language.
    • Sobagina Sone and Amaruka in Kannada language and the Sanskrit language Mahanataka Sudhanidhi.
  • Vira Narasimha Raya was the king of the Vijayanagar empire (reigned 1505–1509).

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