Nadaprabhu Hiriya Kempe Gowda, well known as Kempe Gowda, was a feudatory ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire. The city of Bengaluru, capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, was founded by Kempe Gowda in 1537.
Kempe Gowda was one of the well educated and successful rulers of his time. Being a successor of Kempananje Gowda, descendants of Morasu Gowda lineage started as Yelahankanadu Prabhus. The Yelahankanadu Prabhus were Gowdas or tillers of the land. Fourth in succession from Rana Bhairave Gowda, founder of the dynasty of Avati Nadu Prabhus and great grandson of Jaya Gowda, who established separate dynasty, is the famous Yelahanka Nadu Prabhus, Kempe Gowda I…
Address Bangalore, India
Coordinates 12°56'54.972" N 77°35'21.854" E