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Daulatabad, Devgiri Fort

Daulatabad Devgiri FortDaulatabad also known as Devagiri is a town which includes the Devagiri-Daulatabad fort  It  carries the distinction of remaining undefeated in battle. It is a 14th-century fort city in  Maharashtra state of India, about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) northwest of Aurangabad. The  place  was originally named Devagiri when it was an important uplands city along caravan  routes  (ca. sixth century AD), but the intervening centuries have reduced it to a village.  However it is  also considered to be one of the seven wonders of Maharashtra and a  developing tourist spot.

 

Daulatabad Devgiri Fort

 

The historical triangular fort of Daulatabad was built by first Yadav king Bhilan in 1187.

Starting 1327, it famously remained the capital of Tughlaq dynasty, under Muhammad bin Tughluq (r. 1325-1351), who also changed its name, and forcibily moved the entire population of Delhi for two years before it was abandoned for lack of water and Tughluq was constantly known to shift the capital from Delhi to Devagiri and Devagiri to Delhi.

There is a belief that Devagiri was built in 1203 AD by a Dhangar or herdsman who acquired vast wealth by his good fortune. He had a brother who was a shepherd named ‘Raja Ram’ and in correlation with it he assumed the rank of a Raja (King).

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