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a city in the Indian principality of Bijapur, in what is now Karnataka State. The name is often used in reference to a battle that took place on Jan. 23, 1565, between the state of Vijayanagar and the armies of four sultanates of the Deccan—Bijapur, Ahmadnagar, Bidar, and Golconda. Vijayanagar’s defeat marked the beginning of its disintegration. The battle of Talikota is also known as the battle on the Kistna (Krishna) River.