In 1486, one of their chiefs Narasimha Saluva seized the throne. In 1505, Sulva sons were deposed by Taluva chief Vira Narasimha.
Reign of Krishnadev Rai (1509-1529)
Telgu and Kannada languages were used as court languages. Telugu literature flourished during this time. Painting, sculpture, dance and music were greatly encouraged by the Vijayanagar kings. Sayanacharya (who calculated speed of light from a Rg Veda rucha) was king Bukka's minister. The scholar, Tenali Ramakrishna adorned the courts of king Krishna Dev Rai.
In 1565, Ramrai was defeated and killed at Talikota by the joint efforts of Adilshahi, Nizamshahi, Qutubshahi and Baridshahi. His brother Tirumalaraya, fled to Penukonda. The victorious Muslim armies looted the city for months. The wealthy and industrious city was reduced to ruins.