Rajput Wedding

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The king Raja Bhoj (Panwar)

According to folklore, Bhopal was founded in 11th century by the king Raja Bhoj (Panwar). Who ruled from his capital at Dhar. This theory states that Bhopal was originally known as Bhojpal after a dam (pal) constructed by the king’s minister. No archaeological evidence, inscriptions or historical texts support the claim about an earlier settlement founded by Bhoja at the same place, although the Bhojpur Temple is 28 km from Bhopal. An alternative theory says that the city is named after another king called Bhupala (or Bhupal).

Bhopal became a Princely State after signing a treaty with the British East Indian Company in 1818.

Panwar/Paramara Dynasty personalities

The Great King Vikramaditya also known as Vikramajeet (the sun of power) was a dynamic divine personality and a legendary king of Ujjain India.

The Great King Vikramaditya ruled from 380 until 413 C.E. This period is known as Golden Age of India. He extended his empire through war conquering about twenty-one kingdoms in and outside India.

King Bhoj (Bhojraj) was a polymath and philosopher king of medieval India Raja Bhoj ruled the kingdom of Malwa from 1010 to 1060 C.E. Under his rule, Malwa and its capital Dhar became one of the chief intellectual centres of India.Raja Bhoj rebuilt the temple of Somnath.

According to the history ‘Panwars’ are a handsome race with high foreheads and grey eyes. Panwars’ are a pleasant, intelligent and plucky race. They always ready to attempt new enterprises in almost any direction.

Mr. Tod writes that “Everywhere Panwars made their mark, so they lived in history”. 🙂