Q6. How did the Vijayanagar Empire finally decline?
RAMA RAJA, son in law of Krishnadeva Raya, despite a ruler present held all the powers. Although he had initial success over Bijapur and Golconda, he finally met with crushing defeat at the hands of the combined Muslim forces in the Battle at Bannihatti near Talikota in 1565, which was almost the beginning of the end of Vijayanagar Empire, although the kingdom lingered on for another century on a small scale. The last ruler of this empire, Sriranga III (1646-1652) was defeated by the combined Muslim forces of the Golconda, thus marking the end of the great empire.