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Most Ancient Rulers : Mauryan Dynasty
Commercial Center : Ujjain
Eminent Polymath : Paramars King Bhoj
Foreign Influences : Mughals and British
Ahilya Fort at Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh
Ahilya Fort at Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh

Land That Saw The Manifold of History

In the epicenter of the cultural land of India lies the land that has been an attestant of the thousand years of grandeur and aura. Madhya Pradesh has seen it all. Ruled by almost all the thriving kingdoms of the country, the history of Madhya Pradesh goes back to the 6th century B.C, which saw the emergence of Avanti (now Ujjain) as a major center and chief city of the territory. The uniqueness of the state lies in the co existence of the different kingdoms on the same land at the same time. Due to its extensity in terms of area this land was divided into many regions and as a result was ruled by various kings.

Ancient Chronicles of the Land

Chandragupta Maurya established the Mauryan empire in Madhya Pradesh in 320 BC. His reigns covered all the regions of the state. Succeeded by king Ashoka this territory flourished in his reign. After embracing Buddhism he made monuments that still stand to speak of his gloriole. After the death of Asoka this land saw a decline in the prosperity ans was ruled by some local clans. However, with time Ujjain reemerged as a commercial an important Buddhist pilgrimage center. After the diminution of the Mauryan age, came into being the classic age when Madhya Pradesh was ruled by the Gupta kings. The attack of the white Huns brought down the Gupta empire which was then captured by King Harsha Vardhan.

During the Midst of Everything

Medieval period saw the rise of the Rajput kingdom and Pramara King Bhoj, a prolific writer and an intellectual genius. However, during the medieval period this land saw the rise and downfall of various kingdoms. The transition from the medieval to the modern era was covered by the Mughal ruler Akbar, who ruled this land for around 100 years. After the death of Aurangzeb in 1707 Ad was the time when the Mughal control began to weaken. The Marathas under the supervision of the Peshwas were the next rulers of the state. The third battle of Panipat in 1761 however marked an end of the Maratha kingdom in Madhya Pradesh. Then came the British who made this a princely state and an agency that was known as Gwalior Agency and it was the fourth most populous agency in India.

Sanchi Stupa
The Great Stupa at Sanchi

Impact of the Mixed Culture

Today Madhya Pradesh stands as a point of vantage and endures the richness and grandness that was once its reflection. The rise and fall of the sundry cultures is reflective in the culture, traditions and art and craft of the region. The mish mash of cultures created a colourful mixture and caused a great and vibrant impact on the people of the area. Madhya Pradesh is a silent drogue of the rich and dynamic accomplishments of history. A little bit of every rule had added some spice to the culture of the state making it the most exotic in the nation. Come to Madhya Pradesh to experience a specific culture that cannot be relished anywhere else in the country.

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Top 5 Highlights of MP History

Royal Enclave Ruins

Coetaneousness of Varied Culture
The antediluvian amplitude of Madhya Pradesh tells us about the uniqueness that is marked by the co occurrence of different culture, that too coherently. No other place has been a beholder of such cultural influences. Visit to feel the historical passion that exists in the hearts of the people.

Ashoka's Gift to MP
The Sanchi Stupa built by King Ashoka in the3rd century BC is the evidence of the rich cultural influence that existed in the people of that age. It stands vigilance of the great heritage that is accumulated in the land of Madhya Pradesh.

Grandeur of the Rulers
The rulers of Madhya Pradesh shoulder the accolade of giving the state the monumental heritage that it still has. The forts and temples of extraordinary architecture tells us about the spread of history over the millenia.

The Land of Paramars King Bhoj
This state gave birth to a polymath, Paramars King Bhoj. Popularly known as king Bhoj, he was a philosopher king who wrote on various subjects including phonetics, medicine and poetry. The region of Malwa became an intellectual center under his reign.

The Cities that Emblematize Prodigiousness
Ujjain and Gwalior are the two cities that emerged as the commercial capitals during the medieval times. Gawking at the present times these cities seem to be in conversation, with the skies and the wind about the grandiloquent of the past.

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