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The foundations of this historic city were laid during the reign of the Chalukyan dynasty of Kalyani between the tenth and eleventh centuries. They called it Vijayapura or the City of Victory; from which comes its present name Bijapur.
Bijapur experienced a great burst of architectural activity under the Adil Shahi dynasty. The Adil Shahis encouraged building activity to such an extent that Bijapur itself has over 50 mosques, more than 20 tombs and a number of palaces. Bijapur is mainly famous for Gol-Gumbaz,Jumma Masjid,Bara Kamaan,Gajanan Temple, Ibrahim Rauza, Kudala Sangama,Taj Bawdi, Mallike- e Maidan, Methar Mahal, Gagan Mahal, Jala Manzil, Upli Buruj, and more...
List of Emperors who ruled Bijapur City
  • Yosuf Adil Shah [ 1459-1511 AD ] referred as Adil Khan was the founder of the Adil Shahi dynasty that ruled the Sultanate of Bijapur for nearly two centuries
  • Isamail Adil Shah [ 1510 - 1534 AD ] was the king of Bijapur who spent most of his time extending his territory,he succeeded his father Yusuf Adil Shah as the king of Bijapur as a minor.
  • >Mallu Adil Shah of the Adil Shahi dynasty was the king of the Bijapur Sultanate for a short period in [ 1534 A.D ],he succeeded his father Ismail Adil Shah's death
  • Ibrahim Adil Shah I [ 1534-1558 ] was a sultan and later shah of the Indian kingdom of Bijapur. He succeeded his elder brother,Mallu Adil Shah, through the machinations of the afaqi faction at the court. He was the first Adil Shahi ruler to assume the royal title of SHAH
  • Ali Adil Shah I [ 1558-1580 ] On the day of his coronation Ali abandoned Sunni practices and reintroduced the Shiah Khutbah and other practices.
  • Ibrahim Adil Shah II [ 1556- September 12, 1627 ], of the Adil Shahi dynasty was the king of Bijapur Sultanate,Ibrahim Adil Shah I's had divided power between the Sunni nobles, the Habshis and the Deccanis. However, Ali Adil Shah favored Shahi's
  • Mohammed Adil Shah [ 1627-1657 ] his mausoleum is the Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur,Muhammads glorious reign of thirty years witnessed some momentous historical events
  • Ali Adil Shah II [ 1657-1672 ] succeeded to the throne through the efforts of the Prime Minister Khan Muhammad and the Queen, Badi Sahiba, sister of Qutb Shah of Golkonda .
  • Sikandar Adil Shah [ 1672-1686 ] an infant of four years was placed on the throne of Bijapur in 1672. The history of his reign is really the history of regents and wazirs
  • Chand Bibi [ 1550-1599 ], also known as Chand Khatun or Chand Sultana was an Indian woman warrior. She acted as the Regent of Bijapur 1580-90 and Regent of Ahmednagar 1596-99. Chand Bibi is best known for defending Ahmednagar against the Mughal forces of Emperor Akbar
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