gwalior

Gwalior

Gwalior Known for rich cultural heritage,

The city of Gwalior has played an integral role in Indian history from the time of ancient, through the medieval era,

The busy city atop a hill, dominated by the Gwalior fort which has been the battleground for many struggles for power.

Today this city, an important tourist destination, because of its historical and architectural significance

, as well as popular for pre-medieval centre of Jainism.

This city according to ancient history was Gopalkash, said the same place where Bhima from the epic Mahabharata attained victory.

Archeological excavations reveal that the city dates back to the middle Stone ages and Iron Age.

The actual city discovered back in the 8thA.D. By Suraj Sen,

The head of the Kachwaha clan.

Legend has it, that a sage called Gwalipa, cured him of leprosy and thus the king named his city.

The city became the seat of power for many dynasties to come. From the 11th – 15th century,

The medieval era saw the rule of Rajputs.

Followed by intervention by the Mughals,

dethroned by the Rajput ruler Raja Man Singh, but only for a short while.

 

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