The Government of Andhra Pradesh is celebrating the 500th coronation anniversary (Pattabhisheka Varshikotsavam) of Sri Krishna Devaraya, the famous King of Vijayanagara empire. His reign (July 26, 1509-1529) was known as Golden Era in the first Hindu Kingdom of South India. Sri Krishna Devaraya, was born in Hampi (now in Karnataka), belonged to Tuluva dynasty.
The President of India, Pratibha Patil, will inaugurate the month-long celebrations in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, on July 5, 2010. Special programs are held on July 5th, 6th, and 7th in Telugu Lalita Kala Thoranam, Public Gardens, Hyderabad.