Vikram G. Aarella

00 - The Vijayanagar Empire - Poem by Vikram G. Aarella

The brothers were breathing fire,
With their hearts full of desire
They built the greatest Hindu empire,
Which, the whole world would admire.

Kingdom of peace and heaven, the plan
Put forth by a learned man
Carried out by brothers of the Kuruba clan,
Empire, was built within a short span

People as brave as they were
Fought their enemies without fear
Till peace was brought to Vijayanagar
The ‘City of Victory’, as they called her.

Her enemies were torn apart,
Peninsular India in its chart
She lived in peoples heart,
The golden age was about to start.

The city was full of diamonds and gold
In the bazaars and streets they were sold,
Might of the empire began to unfold
Nobody could keep it on hold

The legend spread far and wide
Like a mighty colossal tide.
Now, long gone is the empire of pride
Changing history, for us to abide.

Copyright V.G.Aarella

Comments about 00 - The Vijayanagar Empire by Vikram G. Aarella

  • (8/4/2009 5:11:00 PM)

    A fitting and nostalgic tribute on the occasion of the quincentenary of the great Sri Krishna Deva Raya's coronation. (Report) Reply

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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (6/20/2008 11:13:00 AM)

    Vikram I feel fortunate to read your poetry. How could u condense the Harihara/Bukkaraya story in such small poem. You are simply great.Keep writing such nice epics of Indian History/Purana. I wanna read more of you
    With heartfelt regards,
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  • (3/8/2008 7:04:00 PM)

    Well done Vikram. I do not know your history.
    I learned something. Always a challenge in poetry.
    You did a fine job , no wasted words. Congratulations!

    Greenwolfe 1962
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  • Michael Gale (1/1/2008 3:50:00 PM)

    This poem is definitely a tenner. I just don't know why the below readers did not give it all tens? Excellent poem and story. I loved it.
    God bless all poets and readers alike-MJG.
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  • (9/17/2006 3:14:00 AM)

    ...sets my mind a-spinning dreaming away into those golden days, me being a German, a lover of India, living in a land (Mindanao, Philippines) where the tongue the local people speak is called Visayan - named so in connotation to the Vijayanagar Empire? (Report) Reply

  • (5/20/2006 4:14:00 AM)

    Totally agree with Vijay below....except that I'm from Chennai haha. Great patriotism here.........keep up the great work

    (10/10 definitely from me)

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  • (5/5/2006 12:29:00 AM)

    so Very touching and and i definitely agree with you, one of your best poems till date. I feel so proud on reading it, and am sure all people from karnataka would love it. I like your other poems as well, guess I am a fan of yours now. thank you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 20, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 27, 2007

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