Santharas and Hoysalas

Historical references state that the Santharas had extended special aid to the Hoysalas. One of the reference states that as a mark of respect to this, the Hoysala king Gangaraja Butaga had honoured Nanni Santhara by giving him a rousing welcome and made him sit on his throne. In 1292 during the pattabhisheka mahotsava of Veera Ballala-III, Dwarasamudra, the then capital of Hoysalas was attacked by enemies. On this instance the Santhara king Pandyadeva had chased away the enemies.