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History and culture of Kaviyoor

The origin of the word Kaviyoor has not yet been acceptably traced. An edict calls it Kaviyoor, another record during the period of Brahmin supremacy, refers it to as in Sanskritised form Kapiyoor. Since Jainism reached Kerala through Karnataka, ...

History of Pathanamthitta district

It is believed that the Pandya kings of Tamil Nadu fled to Pandalam in the face of an attack from Cholas and settled there in the land they bought from Kaipuzha Thampan, a landlord. The Pandya dynasty had provinces on either sides of the Western ...

History of Thrissur district

The word Kunnamkulam can be derived from the words kunnu mountain and kulam ponds. There are several small hills in this area interspersed with the numerous ponds of the area. One of the major spots within the town is the Parayil Angadi market am ...

Cheraman Juma Mosque

The Cheramaan Juma Mosque is a mosque in Methala, Kodungallur Taluk, Thrissur District in the Indian state of Kerala. A legend claims that it was built in 629 AD, which makes it the first mosque in India and the oldest mosque in the Indian subcon ...

Cheraman Parambu

Cheraman Parambu is regarded as the royal seat of the Cheraman Perumals, the kings of the Chera dynasty. The palace spreads over an area of about 5 acres at Methala, around 3 km from Kodungallur, Kerala. In 1936, the site was declared as a protec ...

History of Wayanad

The recorded history of this district exists only from the 10th century onward. In 930 AD, emperor Erayappa of Ganga Dynasty led his troops to south west of Mysore and after conquering, called it Bayalnad meaning the land of swamps. After Erayapp ...

Undivided Kamrup district

Undivided Kamrup district is a former administrative district located in Western Assam from which Kamrup Rural, Kamrup Metropolitan, Barpeta, Nalbari and Baksa Kamrup South districts were formed. It was announced in January 2020 that the Bajali s ...

Aulikaras

The Aulikaras were an ancient Indian clan. Two royal houses belonging to this clan ruled over the present-day western Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh state from c. 350 CE to 550 CE. Epigraphic finds have revealed two distinct Royal houses, who cal ...

Kaytha

Several Chalcolithic sites have been discovered in the Malwa region of central India. The site at Kayatha, situated on the right bank of the Choti Kali Sindh river a tributary of Chambal river, is the type site of this culture, known as "Kayatha ...

Yashodharman

Yashodharman was a ruler of Malwa, in central India, during the early part of the 6th century. He belonged to the Aulikara dynasty. He conquered much of the Indian subcontinent between c. 530-540 CE according to Mandsaur pillar inscription.

History of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is one of the 28 states of India whose recorded history begins in the Vedic period. It is mentioned in Sanskrit epics such as Aitareya Brahmana. The Assaka Mahajanapada was an ancient kingdom located between the Godavari and Krishn ...

Ananda Gotrika

Ananda Gotrikas, also referred to as Anandas ruled coastal Andhra with Kandarapura as the capital from 335-425 AD. Their capital is located in present day Chejerla mandal of Guntur District. The Ananda Gotrikas ruled after the fall of the Andhra ...

Caitika

Caitika was an early Buddhist school, a sub-sect of the Mahāsāmghika. They were also known as the Caityaka sect. In Caitikas sprouted throughout the mountains of southern India, from which they got their name. In Pali writings, members of this se ...

Etikoppaka

Etikoppaka is a small village on the banks of Varaha River in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, India. In 2017, the traditional Etikoppaka toys acquired a Geographical Indications tag.

North-East Frontier Agency

The North-East Frontier Agency was one of the political divisions in British India and later the Republic of India until 20 January 1972, when it became the Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh. Its administrative headquarters was Shillong. It re ...

History of Assam

The history of Assam is the history of a confluence of people from the east, west and the north, the confluence of the Tibeto-Burman, Indo-Aryan and Austroasiatic cultures. Although invaded over the centuries, it was never a vassal or a colony to ...

Ali Mech

Ali Mech was a tribal ruler in the 12th century AD, in the region of present-day Assam, India. Mech tribe of the Bodo-Kachari of Assam, who helped Bakhtiyar Khilji in his conquest of Tibet. He was the first Muslim convert in Assam. He converted t ...

Patharighat

Patharighat, previously known as Patharughat, is a place in Assam, India. It is one of the revenue circles in Darrang district. The place is famous for the event of 1894, popularly known as Patharughatar Ran. On 28 January 1894 some 140 peasants ...

Raijmel

Raijmel, mel) is a peoples meeting in Assam, an old political and social institution that originated in medieval times. The word raij is derived from rajya, which was originally an administrative or a fiscal unit in some parts of medieval Assam. ...

Fateh Bahadur Sahi

Maharaj Fateh Bahadur Sahi was a tributary ruler under Mughal Empire whose territory was based mainly in Gopalganj district of Bihar in India. He belonged to the dynasty of the former Baghochia property Husseypur, from which Tamkuhi Raj Kushinaga ...

Khayaravala dynasty

The Khayaravala dynasty, was a dynasty, that ruled parts of the present-day Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand, during 11th and 12th centuries. Their capital was located at Khayaragarh in Shahabad district. Pratapdhavala and Shri Pratapa were k ...

Raja Narain Singh

Raja Narain Singh was the Rajput zamindar of Seris and Kutumba in modern-day Aurangabad district of Bihar in India. He was active during the late 18th century and was notable for rebelling against the British East India Company.

Shaishunaga dynasty

The Shaishunaga dynasty is believed to have been the third ruling dynasty of Magadha, an empire of ancient India. According to the Hindu Puranas, this dynasty was the second ruling dynasty of Magadha, succeeding Nagadashaka of Haryanka dynasty. S ...

Ajanbahu Jatbasha

Ajanbahu Jatbasha is considered by historians to be founder of old Gond dynasty of Chhindwara and Nagpur, which ruled the present days territories of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and part of Maharashtra in the 16th century. Documentation of his o ...

History of Goa

The history of Goa dates back to prehistoric times, though the present-day state of Goa was only established as recently as 1987. In spite of being Indias smallest state by area, Goas history is both long and diverse. It shares a lot of similarit ...

Campal

Campal is a town situated approximately at a distance of 4 km from Panjim came to be known as "Campal" named after Campal de Dom Manuel, after "Father of Panjim", Dom Manuel de Portugal e Castro who developed it as a commercial area in 1830.The a ...

History of Gujarat

The history of Gujarat began with Stone Age settlements followed by Chalcolithic and Bronze Age settlements like Indus Valley Civilisation. Gujarats coastal cities, chiefly Bharuch, served as ports and trading centers in the Nanda, Maurya, Satava ...

History of Idar

Idar is a historical town in Sabarkantha district of north Gujarat, India. Recorded in epic history and ruled by Bhils and descendants of Maitraka of Vallabhi, its history traced back to the 7th century. The region was ruled by Rajput clans. Init ...

History of Palanpur

The history of Palanpur starts with its relation to historic city of Chandravati ruled by Parmar dynasty. The town was re-peopled and ruled by Chauhans around thirteenth century. At the start of the seventeenth century, the Palanpur State was tak ...

History of Radhanpur

Radhanpur is a town and a municipality in Patan district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Radhanpur belonged to the Vaghelas in early years and later it was held as a fief under the Gujarat Sultanate by Fateh Khan Baloch. During Mughal period, the ...

Hoca Sefer

Hoca Sefer was an Ottoman captain in charge of pro-Ottoman forces in Gujarat in the first half of the 16th century. Hoca Sefer, who had been installed by the Ottoman captain Selman Reis, attempted to maintain Ottoman influence in Diu against the ...

Malpur

Malpur State was an Indian princely state founded about the middle of the fifteenth century. Rawal Virajmal, son of Rao Kiratsinghji of Idar State, was succeeded on 12 April 1882 by his son Rawal Dipsinhji Sheosinhji, born in 1863. The last ruler ...

Muli State

The Muli Princely State had an area of 133 square miles and contained twenty four villages including Muli city. The Parmar came to this area from Tharparkar District, Sindh, Pakistan. The Parmar LakhaDhirji Maharaja named this Princely State afte ...

Siddhpur

Siddhpur, also spelled Sidhpur is a town, municipality and Sidhpur taluka headquarter in Patan district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is a historical place located on the bank of the endorheic Sabarmati River, which is probably a remaining o ...

History of Haryana

Haryana is a state in India. The history of Haryana dates back thousands of years. The state houses several sites from the Indus Valley Civilization, which was a cradle of civilization. During the British colonial period, it was introduced as par ...

Ahirwal

Ahirwal is a region spanning parts of southern Haryana and north-eastern Rajasthan, both of which are present-day states in India. The region was once a small principality based from the town of Rewari and controlled by members of the Ahir commun ...

Ballabhgarh

Ballabhgarh, is a town and a tehsil in Faridabad District of Haryana, India, and is part of the National Capital Region. The town was founded by Raja Balram Singh, in 1739, who also built the Nahar Singh Mahal palace in the same year. Raja Nahar ...

Zaildar

Zaildar was the position based title of the grand jagirdar of the area, who were in charge of a Zail which was an administrative unit of group of villages during the British Indian Empire. Settlement Officer, with the advice of Deputy Commissione ...

History of Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is located in north India and became 18th state of India. Himachal Pradesh was established in 1948 as a chief Commissioners province of the Union of India. The history of Himachal province is in the mountainous districts around S ...

Guleria

Guleria is a Rajput clan from Himachal Pradesh. The clan traces its history to early 15th century, when the Guler kingdom separated from the Kangra Kingdom.

Katoch

Katoch is a Rajput clan of the Chandravanshi lineage. Their traditional area of residence was in the Trigarta Kingdom, based at Jalandhar and at Kangra Fort.

Prehistory and protohistory of Himachal Pradesh

The state of Himachal Pradesh in India has been considered to be inhabited by humans since the origin of civilization. It has a rich and varied history which can be divided into several distinct eras.

Naya Kashmir

Naya Kashmir is the name given to the memorandum that Sheikh Abdullah the leader of Kashmirs leading political party the National Conference submitted to Maharaja Hari Singh the ruler of Jammu and Kashmir State on his return to Kashmir after atte ...

Bakhtar Say

Bakhtar Say was an Indian freedom fighter. He was Jagirdar of Basudev Kona. He had fought against East India Company force in 1812 along with Parganait of Pahar Panri Mundal Singh.

Budhu Bhagat

He grew up seeing cruelty of forces of Jamindars and British. He had been seeing how ripen crop were taken away by forces of Jamindars and British. The poor family were not getting enough food. He trained his friends for guerrilla war. Budhu Bhag ...

Mundal Singh

Mundal Singh was an Indian freedom fighter. He was Parganait of Pahar Panri. He and Jagirdar of Basudev Kona Bakhtar Say had fought against East India Company force in 1812.

History of Kerala

The term Kerala was first epigraphically recorded as Ketalaputo in a 3rd-century BCE rock inscription by emperor Ashoka of Magadha. It was mentioned as one of four independent kingdoms in southern India during Ashokas time, the others being the C ...

Arakkal Beevi

Arakkal Beevi refers to the female ruler of Arakkal Kingdom in Malabar, India. |Ruler Sultana Aysha Aliraja." In Arakkal family followed the matriarchal system of origin: a senior member of the family, whether male or female, became its head and ...

Ay dynasty

Ay dynasty, also known as Kupaka in medieval period, were an Indian ruling lineage which controlled the south-western tip of the peninsula, from the early historic period up to the medieval period. The clan traditionally held sway over the harbou ...

Ezhimala (hill, Kannur)

Ezhimala, a hill reaching a height of 286 metres, is located near Payyanur, in Kannur district of Kerala, south India. It is a part of a conspicuous and isolated cluster of hills, forming a promontory, 38 km north of Kannur. As the former capital ...