A fifth tale runs to the
effect that two brothers by name Hakka and Bukka, guards of
the treasury of Pratapa Rudra Deva of Warangal, came to their
spiritual Guru Vidyaranya, who was then the head of the monastery
of Sringeri and with his help and influence, they founded
the city of Vijayanagara in A.D. 1336. Hakka was made the
first King and was succeeded by his brother Bukka.
This narrative is based
on the findings of Dr.
Francis Buchanan in his book "Travels in Southern
India". Dr. Buchanan was a doctor in the East India Company.
In his book, he mentions that he visited Beidur in Mysore
in A.D. 1801. A Brahmin by name Ramappa Varmika, showed him
a Sanskrit book in his possession called the "Vidyarayana
Sikka" which related that the founders fo Vijayanagara
were Hakka and Bukka, guards of the treasury of Pratapa Rudra.
They fled from Warangal, sought the help of Vidyaranya and
established a new dynasty and founded the city of Vijayanagara.