Shivaji: The rise of Maratha under Shivaji is an event of great significance in the History of India. Shivaji organised the Marathas into a nation.He also occupied the forts of Chakan, Kondana and Purandhar. He built the fort of Raigarh five mile east of Torna.Shivaji occupied the Maratha principality of Javali in 1656. He also became the master of the Maval country which was the recruiting ground of his army.Shivaji celebrated his coronation ceremony on 13th June 1674. He assumed the title of Chatrapati
Sri Krishna Deva Raya: Sri Krishnadevaraya occupies a unique place among the rulers of South India. He was a versatile genius and made his mark as a great warrior, able administrator and a liberal patron of art and literature. He had become a legend. Even children and illiterate villagers recall his exploits. The core of his empire, i.e. the five districts in the South-West of Andhra Pradesh is now known as Rayalaseema or the land of Sri Krishnadevaraya. As a warrior he showed his mettle against the enemies of the empire, namely the Muslim rulers of the Deccan and the Gajapati rulers of Orissa. As an administrator, he proved to be very efficient. Even the remote villages could have the benefits of effective administration. As a patron of art and Telugu literature Sri Krishnadevaraya was unsurpassed. His period was the golden age of the Telugu literature. Eight literary luminaries popularly known as Ashtadiggajas adorned his court. Among them Allasani Peddana, the author of Manu Charitramu was the greatest. He was known as Andhra Kavita Pitamaha. Sri Krishnadevaraya was a great builder. The Hazara Rama temple, the Vittalaswami temple at the capital city is attributed to him. In honour of his mother he built a new city called Nagalapuram.
Ashoka: He was one of the greatest monarchs of history. He introduced a series of humanitarian works. no king is known to have proclaimed “All men are my children” but ashoka did it.The prime objective of Asoka was to achieve both material and spiritual welfare of men. As a king, Asoka regarded administration as a sacred duty.By renouncing violence after the Kalinga War, he became the first great pacifist in world history among the rulers of men.