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Parikshitgarh
Parikshitgarh
Parikshitgarh
is a town and a nagar panchayat in Meerut district
Meerut district
in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.Contents1 Demographics 2 Geography 3 History 4 Mythology 5 Monuments 6 Notable residents 7 ReferencesDemographics[edit] As of 2001[update] India
India
census,[1] Parikshitgarh
Parikshitgarh
had a population of 17,399. Males constitute 62% of the population and females 38%. Parikshitgarh
Parikshitgarh
has an average literacy rate of 76%, lower than the national average of 74%: male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 50%
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Surat Castle
Surat
Surat
Castle, or Surat
Surat
Fort,[1] is a 16th-century structure in the city Surat. The Ahmedabad king Sultan Mahmood-III (1538-1554) ordered its construction to defend the city from the frequent attacks that had devastated it. He entrusted the work to Safi Agha, a Turkish soldier who had been ennobled with the title of Khudawand Khan.[2]Contents1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Though in context of the identity of Surat
Surat
in medieval times many views have been expressed by different historians, in all the historical narratives Surat
Surat
has emerged as one of the major ports of international importance on the map of the world trade
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Vellore Fort
Vellore
Vellore
Fort
Fort
is a large 16th-century fort situated in heart of the Vellore
Vellore
city, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India
India
built by Vijayanagara kings. The fort was at one time the headquarters of the Aravidu Dynasty of the Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
Empire. The fort is known for its grand ramparts, wide moat and robust masonry. The fort's ownership passed from Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
kings, to the Bijapur sultans, to the Marathas, to the Carnatic Nawabs and finally to the British, who held the fort until India
India
gained independence. The Indian government maintains the fort with the Archaeological Department. During British rule, the Tipu Sultan's family and the last king of Sri Lanka, Sri Vikrama Rajasinha
Sri Vikrama Rajasinha
were held as prisoners in the fort
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Deccan Sultanates
The Deccan sultanates
Deccan sultanates
were five dynasties that ruled late medieval Indian kingdoms, namely, Bijapur, Golkonda, Ahmadnagar, Bidar, and Berar in south-western India. The Deccan sultanates
Deccan sultanates
were located on the Deccan Plateau, between the Krishna River
Krishna River
and the Vindhya Range. These kingdoms became independent during the break-up of the Bahmani Sultanate.[1][2] In 1490, Ahmadnagar declared independence, followed by Bijapur and Berar in the same year. Golkonda
Golkonda
became independent in 1518 and Bidar
Bidar
in 1528.[3] In 1510, Bijapur repulsed an invasion by the Portuguese against the city of Goa, but lost it later that year. Although generally rivals, they did ally against the Vijayanagara Empire in 1565, permanently weakening Vijayanagar in the Battle of Talikota
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Ahmednagar Fort
Ahmadnagar Sultanate
Ahmadnagar Sultanate
(1562-1600) Mughal Empire
Mughal Empire
(1600-1724)  Hyderabad (1724-1759)   Maratha Empire
Maratha Empire
(1759-1803)  United Kingdom East India Company
East India Company
(1803-1857) India
India
(1857-1947)  India
India
(1947-)Open to the public NoSite historyMaterials StoneBattles/wars Siege of AhmednagarGarrison informationPast commanders Chand Bibi, AurangzebOccupants Nana Phadanvis, Jawaharlal Nehru, Abul Kalam Azad, Sardar PatelThe Ahmednagar
Ahmednagar
Fort is located beside on Bhingar
Bhingar
River near Bhingar and Ahmednagar
Ahmednagar
in[1] Maharashtra.[2] It was the headquarters of the Ahmednagar
Ahmednagar
Sultanate
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Gawilghur
Gawilghur
Gawilghur
(also Gawilgarh
Gawilgarh
or Gawilgad) was a well-fortified mountain stronghold of the Maratha Empire
Maratha Empire
north of the Deccan Plateau, in the vicinity of Melghat Tiger Reserve, Amravati District,[1] Maharashtra. It was successfully assaulted by an Anglo-Indian force commanded by Arthur Wellesley on 15 December 1803 during the Second Anglo-Maratha War. The campaign to take Gawilghur
Gawilghur
forms the background of the novel Sharpe's Fortress
Sharpe's Fortress
by Bernard Cornwell, the third in a series of books covering the hero's time in the British army in India
India
during the Napoleonic era.Contents1 History 2 Major features 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] The fort takes its name from the Gawli (cow herds) who inhabited the Berar (modern day Amravati) for centuries
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Narnala
Narnala, also known as "Shahnur Fort", is a hill fortress in Maharashtra, India, named after the Rajput
Rajput
Ruler Narnala
Narnala
Singh. The fort was first established in 10 century A.D. by Gond Kings. In the 15th Century it was occupied and rebuilt by the Mughals, becoming one of Berar Subah's thirteen sarkar. It consists of three small forts: Zafarabad (or Jafarabad) fort on the east, Narnala
Narnala
in the centre and Teliagarh to the west. The lake within the centre of the complex is said to possess healing properties and according to legend contained the philosopher's stone, though no stone was found when the lake dried up in the drought and Indian famine of 1899-1900. Occupied since at least the Khalji dynasty, the fort is well known for the Muslim
Muslim
saint Hazrat Burhanuddin "Bagh Sawar Wali", and it is said that many white tigers were seen with him at that time
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Panhala Fort
Panhala
Panhala
fort (also known as Panhalgad, Pahalla and Panalla (literally "the home of serpents")), is located in Panhala, 20 kilometres northwest of Kolhapur
Kolhapur
in Maharashtra, India. It is strategically located looking over a pass in the Sahyadri
Sahyadri
mountain range which was a major trade route from Bijapur in the interior of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
to the coastal areas.[1] Due to its strategic location, it was the centre of several skirmishes in the Deccan involving the Marathas, the Mughals and the British East India
India
Company, the most notable being the Battle of Pavan Khind. Here, the queen regent of Kolhapur
Kolhapur
State, Tarabai, spent her formative years
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Gujarat Sultanate
Muhammadabad (1484–1535)Languages Old Gujarati Persian (official)Religion Hinduism Islam JainismGovernment Absolute MonarchyMuzaffarid dynasty •  1407–1411 Muzaffar Shah I
Muzaffar Shah I
(first) •  1561-1573, 1584 Muzaffar Shah III
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Mahim Fort
The Mahim
Mahim
Fort (Marathi: माहीम किल्ला) is a fort in Mahim
Mahim
in Mumbai, Maharashtra
Maharashtra
state, India.[2] Strategically located in the Mahim
Mahim
Bay, the fort overlooks Worli
Worli
to the south, Bandra
Bandra
to the north, and Mahim
Mahim
to the east
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Bhadra Fort
name = Bhadra affiliation = Devi abode = Alkapuri god_of = Goddess of Hunt and Bhadrakaal mantra = Om Bhadraya Namah consort = Kubera parents = Surya
Surya
and Chhaya siblings = Shani,Tapi river,YamiYama,Ashvins In Hinduism, Bhadra is a goddess of the hunt and one of Shiva's Gana. The queen of the Lord Kuber was Bhadra, the daughter of lord Suryadev and sister of Shani
Shani
. It is believed that she was filled with halahal or poison . [1] Bhadra[edit] Bhadra is the daughter of Surya
Surya
and Chhaya. The god Varuna, who had formerly been enamoured of her, carried her off from Utathya's hermitage, and would not give her up to Narada, who was sent to bring her back. Utathya, greatly enraged, drank up all the sea, still, Varuna
Varuna
would not let her go
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Delhi Sultanate
The Delhi
Delhi
Sultanate
Sultanate
(Persian:دهلی سلطان, Urdu:دہلی سلیٹیٹ) was a Muslim
Muslim
sultanate based mostly in Delhi
Delhi
that stretched over large parts of the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
for 320 years (1206–1526).[5][6] Five dynasties ruled over the Delhi
Delhi
Sultanate sequentially: the Mamluk
Mamluk
dynasty (1206–90), the Khalji dynasty (1290–1320), the Tughlaq dynasty
Tughlaq dynasty
(1320–1414),[7] the Sayyid dynasty (1414–51), and the Lodi dynasty
Lodi dynasty
(1451–1526)
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India
India, officially the Republic
Republic
of India
India
(IAST: Bhārat Gaṇarājya),[e] is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west;[f] China, Nepal, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar
Myanmar
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
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Bandhavgarh Fort
The Bandhavgarh
Bandhavgarh
Fort is situated in Bandhavgarh
Bandhavgarh
in Umaria district
Umaria district
of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located on the Bandhavgarh
Bandhavgarh
hill, rising 811 meters above sea level at the centre of the Bandhavgarh
Bandhavgarh
National Park. It is surrounded by a large number of smaller hills separated by gently sloping valleys. These valleys end in small, swampy meadows, locally known as 'bohera'. The fort is also home to many of the endangered species of Vulture in India Origin[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (February 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)No records are available to show when Bandhavgarh
Bandhavgarh
fort was constructed
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Qila Mubarak
Qila Mubarak
Qila Mubarak
(Punjabi: ਕ਼ਿਲਾ ਮੁਬਾਰਕ, Hindi: क़िला मुबारक, Urdu: قلعہ مبارک‬‎), is a historical monument in the heart of the city of Bathinda
Bathinda
in Punjab, India. It has been in existence from 1100-1200 AD in its current place and is the oldest surviving fort in India. It was here that Razia Sultan, the first woman to take charge of the Delhi
Delhi
throne was incarcerated on her defeat and dethroned. The bricks of the fort date back to the Kushana
Kushana
period when emperor Kanishka
Kanishka
ruled over Northern India/Bactria. Raja Dab, along with emperor Kanishka, is believed to have built the fort. History[edit]View from top terrace of Fort, June 2003; (photo: G. S
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