Prataparudra Deva

Prataparudra Deva (Odia: ଗଜପତି ପ୍ରତାପରୁଦ୍ର ଦେବ) was the last Gajapati emperor of Odisha from the Suryavamshi dynasty started by his grandfather Kapilendra Deva Routaraya.wikipedia
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Gajapati Kingdom

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Prataparudra Deva (Odia: ଗଜପତି ପ୍ରତାପରୁଦ୍ର ଦେବ) was the last Gajapati emperor of Odisha from the Suryavamshi dynasty started by his grandfather Kapilendra Deva Routaraya.
The significant rulers of this dynasty were Purushottama Deva (1466–1497) and Prataparudra Deva (1497–1540).

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

ChaitanyaSri ChaitanyaSri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
He ruled from the year 1497 to 1540 A.D. Besides being a ruler, he was a devout Vaishnava and adherent of the famous saint, Sri Chaitanaya who arrived in Odisha during is rule.
The Gajapati king, Prataprudra Dev, regarded Chaitanya as Krishna's avatar and was an enthusiastic patron and devotee of Chaitanya's sankeertan gatherings.

Udayagiri, Nellore district

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He then marched on to the Udaygiri fort.
The siege by Krishna Deva Raya lasted for 18 months and resulted in defeat for Prataparudra Deva of the Gajapatis.

Krishnadevaraya

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Krishnadevaraya became the king of Vijayanagar in the year 1509.
Krishna Deva Raya's success at Ummatur provided the necessary impetus to carry his campaign into Coastal Andhra region which was in control of Gajapati Prataparudra Deva.

Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Simhachalam

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On the advise of Timmarusu and the increasing ferocity of the Odia forces, he halted his forces at Simhadri where he made some donations at the famous Varahalakshmi Narasimha temple and commissioned the building of the outer walls of the temple.
Nine inscriptions written in Odia language recorded the contributions by Kapilendradeva, Purushottama Deva and Prataprudra Deva.

Odia language

OdiaOriyaOdiya
Prataparudra Deva (Odia: ଗଜପତି ପ୍ରତାପରୁଦ୍ର ଦେବ) was the last Gajapati emperor of Odisha from the Suryavamshi dynasty started by his grandfather Kapilendra Deva Routaraya.

Kapilendra Deva

Kapilendra Deva RoutarayaKapilendra
Prataparudra Deva (Odia: ଗଜପତି ପ୍ରତାପରୁଦ୍ର ଦେବ) was the last Gajapati emperor of Odisha from the Suryavamshi dynasty started by his grandfather Kapilendra Deva Routaraya.

Vaishnavism

VaishnavaVaishnaviteVaishnavaite
He ruled from the year 1497 to 1540 A.D. Besides being a ruler, he was a devout Vaishnava and adherent of the famous saint, Sri Chaitanaya who arrived in Odisha during is rule.

Odisha

OrissaKalingaOdisha State
He ruled from the year 1497 to 1540 A.D. Besides being a ruler, he was a devout Vaishnava and adherent of the famous saint, Sri Chaitanaya who arrived in Odisha during is rule.

Vijayanagara Empire

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His life was extremely occupied with overwhelming military campaigns in defense of his inherited territory from three frontal invasions by the enemy states Vijayanagar, Hussain Shahi dynasty of Bengal and Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golconda.

Hussain Shahi dynasty

Hussain Shahi sultansHussain ShahiShahi dynasty
His life was extremely occupied with overwhelming military campaigns in defense of his inherited territory from three frontal invasions by the enemy states Vijayanagar, Hussain Shahi dynasty of Bengal and Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golconda.

Bengal

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His life was extremely occupied with overwhelming military campaigns in defense of his inherited territory from three frontal invasions by the enemy states Vijayanagar, Hussain Shahi dynasty of Bengal and Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golconda.

Qutb Shahi dynasty

Qutb ShahiGolcondaGolkonda
His life was extremely occupied with overwhelming military campaigns in defense of his inherited territory from three frontal invasions by the enemy states Vijayanagar, Hussain Shahi dynasty of Bengal and Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golconda.

Golkonda

GolcondaGolconda FortGolkonda Fort
His life was extremely occupied with overwhelming military campaigns in defense of his inherited territory from three frontal invasions by the enemy states Vijayanagar, Hussain Shahi dynasty of Bengal and Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golconda.

Gauda Kingdom

GaudaGauda of BengalGauda region
On the death of Purushottam Deva, Prataparudra Deva was immediately engulfed with the defensive measures for his empire from the consistently invading parties of Gauda or Bengal sultan Alauddin Hussain Shah.

Alauddin Husain Shah

Hussein ShahAlauddin Hussain ShahHussain Shah
On the death of Purushottam Deva, Prataparudra Deva was immediately engulfed with the defensive measures for his empire from the consistently invading parties of Gauda or Bengal sultan Alauddin Hussain Shah.

Narasimha Raya II

Immadi Narasimha Raya
The Saluva dynasty ruler Immadi Narasimha Raya was ruling Vijayanagar when Prataparudra Deva sets out for his southern expedition.

Tuluva Narasa Nayaka

His influential commander Tuluva Narasa Nayaka tried to recover Kondavidu and Udayagiri forts from the Prataparudra Deva in a military contest with the Gajapati.

Odia people

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The Odia army though managed to march to the tip of the Sethu Bandha or Adam's bridge in the south.

Adam's Bridge

Rama SetubridgeRam Sethu
The Odia army though managed to march to the tip of the Sethu Bandha or Adam's bridge in the south.

Madala Panji

According to the Rajavrolu plates of Prataparudra Deva and Madala Panji records, the Gajapati was camping on the river Ponnaiyar river banks and was successful in occupying parts of Vijayanagar for a brief time from Viranarasimha Raya after driving out the inmates of the fortified city there.

Ponnaiyar River

PonnaiyarPennaiyarSouth Pennar
According to the Rajavrolu plates of Prataparudra Deva and Madala Panji records, the Gajapati was camping on the river Ponnaiyar river banks and was successful in occupying parts of Vijayanagar for a brief time from Viranarasimha Raya after driving out the inmates of the fortified city there.

Viranarasimha Raya

Narasimha RaoTuluva Vira Narasimha RayaVira Narasimha Raya
According to the Rajavrolu plates of Prataparudra Deva and Madala Panji records, the Gajapati was camping on the river Ponnaiyar river banks and was successful in occupying parts of Vijayanagar for a brief time from Viranarasimha Raya after driving out the inmates of the fortified city there.

Kathajodi River

Kathajodi
A formidable defense was put up by the defending in charge Ananta Samantaray of the Barabati fort in Cuttack but due the overwhelming number of the raiding Muslim forces, he had to retreat and re position in the Sarangagarh fort on the southern side of the Kathajodi river.