3-What were the sources used by Colin Mackenzie in order to gather information
Colin Mackenzie gathered the information from variety of sources. At first he tried to
get information from the priest of Virupaksha temple. The information, thus collected
was corroborated with the architectural and literary sources.
Who was the founder of the empire? Who inspired them to lay foundation of the
Two brothers Harihar and Bukka laid the foundation of the Vijayanagara Empire in
the year 1336. Saint Vidyaranya inspired them to establish the empire.