The ruler's commendable religious
toleration enabled Jainism and Buddhism flourish along with Vaishnavism to the
highest satisfaction of the Acharyas, after reconciliation brought about by the
Prime Minister. During the reign of Bukka, its prosperity and glory reached the
Far-east countries through the embassy he sent. The boundaries of the empire
began swelling in all directions.
was during Harihara ll, the temple construction programme went on war footing as
it were. According to inscriptional evidence more than sixteen temples received
lavish endowments besides renovation etc. Though there was constant threat from
the Badami kingdom, it expanded enormously. Later Saluva dynasty came to power
and ruled for some years, followed by
Tuluva dynasty with Krishna Deva Raya on the throne. He was considered as the
most distinguished ruler of all times, a gem who patronized brilliant gems in
the realms of arts and crafts in such exemplary way that he far surpassed Bhoja
of Ujjain. This enlightened emperor strove to make the empire grow in every
direction, particularly in the fields of literature and sculpture.