A third tradition says
that there were two brothers who were officers in the service
of the Mohammedan governor subsequent to its capture in A.D.
1309. They were despatched by the governor of Warangal under
the command of Malik-Kafur in A.D. 1310 against the Hoysala
Ballala, who was ruling in Dwarasamudra. The capital of the
Hoysalas was captured, but these two brothers suffered a defeat,
they fled with the army under the command to the mountainous
tracts near Anagondi. There they met the holy sage Vidyaranya
who was living the life of a recluse. This sage helped the
two brothers to establish a kingdom, by his learning and influence,
and to found the city of Vijayanagara, afterwards so famous
for its extent, population, wealth and magnificence.