Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vadamyuta



Vadamyuta was the older name of modern Badaun. It was a centre of a principality established by Gopala, a Rahstrakuta king, in the vicinity of Kanauj.

Gopala was earlier ruling at Kanauj, the actual centre of power of Bharata before Delhi became the new centre of power which was declared by Tomar king Anang Paul when he gave his throne to his maternal grand son Prithvi Raj III Chauhan.

Gopal, the Rashtrakuta King of Kanauj was defeated by the Mahmud, around 80's of eleventh century the governor of Punjab. The Punjab was a part of Ghazni under Sultan of Ghazni at that time since the days of the attack of Mahmud of Ghazni from 999 CE to 1027 CE.

Near about 1090, Gopala was defeated by Chandradeva, a gahadavala rajput who established the Gahadvala dynasty at Kanauj. After the defeat, Gopala established his rule at Vadamyuta. His descendents continued to live as the feudatory of Gahadavala dynasty of Kanauj. Finally, in 1202, Qutubudin Aibek, the slave and governor of Muhammad Ghori, defeated Lakhanpal, the last Rashtrakuta king of Vadamyuta and deputed his own slave Shamsudin, his son in law and later Sultan Shamsudin Iltutmish, as governor of Vadamyuta which was then named as Badaun. Shamsudin became the first Muslim governor of Badaun in this manner.


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Authority Referred: J. L. Mehta, The Advanced Study in the History of Medieval India.


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Medieval Indian Society and Culture (Advanced Study in the History of Medieval India, Vol. III)


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