10 Jul 2024

Bhopal: A unique opportunity to see reign of Gond kings and medieval monuments; photography exhibition begins at State Museum

Bhopal: Sheo Shekhar Shukla, the Principal Secretary for Culture and Tourism of Madhya Pradesh, inaugurated a photo exhibition showcasing monuments from the Gond period princely states. This exhibition is held at the State Museum in Shyamla Hills and is organized by the Directorate of Archaeology Archives and Museum.

Visitors can explore historical documents related to political events, administrative decisions, and other aspects of the Gond period. The exhibition also features photographs, map symbols, and genealogies of the rulers from that era. It will be open to the public until July 16th, with free entry for all.

Gond rulers have an important contribution in the medieval history of India. The first ruler of this dynasty was Yadavrai or Jadorai. Thereafter Kharji, Gorakshadas, Sangindas (Sukhandas) and Arjundas became the rulers of this dynasty. Arjundas's son Amhandas (Amandas), who became the ruler of Gond princely state in the name of Sangramshah, was the glorious king of this dynasty. Being a contemporary of Delhi's Lodi Sultan and Gujarat's Sultan Bahadur Shah, Sangram Shah played an important role in medieval history.

Sangram Shah had 52 forts under his jurisdiction. During Rani Durgavati's time, these forts remained under her control. Veer Rani Durgavati was a popular ruler. She was Sangram Shah's daughter-in-law and Dalpati Shah's wife. She bravely discharged her responsibilities and fought against the Mughals.

Commissioner Archaeology Urmila Shukla and senior departmental officers were present.

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