Khukhragarh
Khukhragarh is located in Jharkhand
Khukhragarh
Shown within Jharkhand
Khukhragarh is located in India
Khukhragarh
Khukhragarh (India)
Alternative nameKhukhra
LocationJharkhand, India
Coordinates23°19′58″N 84°55′29″E / 23.332667°N 84.924685°E / 23.332667; 84.924685Coordinates: 23°19′58″N 84°55′29″E / 23.332667°N 84.924685°E / 23.332667; 84.924685
TypeSettlement
History
BuilderBhim Karn
Founded12th century
Abandoned17th century
Associated withNagvanshi
Site notes
Excavation dates2007-2009

Khukhragarh was one of the capitals of Nagvanshi dynasty, who once ruled in parts of the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is located in the Bero block in the Ranchi Sadar subdivision of Ranchi district.

Geography

Cities, towns and locations in Ranchi district in South Chotanagpur Division
M: municipality, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood, T: tourist centre, D: dam, H: historical/ religious subdivision
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

History

Nagvanshi ruler Bhim Karn shifted his capital to Khukhragarh in the twelfth century.[1] In 1585, during the reign of Madhu Singh, the Mughals invaded under Akbar's general Shahbaz Khan Kamboh.[2][3][4]

Archaeology

The archaeological department has excavated the remains of the Nagvanshi dynasty's fort dating back to 12th century AD. Archaeologists have also found an ancient temple complex, coins and pottery.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Archaeologists uncover remains of ancient empire in Jharkhand". oneindia.com. 11 May 2009.
  2. ^ "The Nagbanshis And The Cheros". archive.org.
  3. ^ "Khukhragarh excavation to resume - Burial ground, less manpower behind abrupt pause". telegraphindia. 21 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Where myths meet facts". timesofindia.indiatimes. 7 August 2010.