Shivpuri

Shivpuri

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<br /><!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Shivpuri is a city and a municipality in Shivpuri district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is in the Gwalior Division of northwest Madhya Pradesh and is the administrative headquarters of Shivpuri District. It is situated at an altitude of above sea level.

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Shivpuri is an ancient town and a sacred place. It was formerly known as Sipri.Newton, Arthur Percival (1940) The Cambridge history of the British Empire, Volume 2, The growth of the new Empire, 1783-1870 Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, It received its current name after independence in honor of the God Shiva. It is steeped in the royal legacy of its past, when it was the summer capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior. Earlier to that, Shivpuri's dense forests were the hunting grounds of the Mughal emperors. Emperor Akbar captured herds of elephants for his stables while returning from Mandu in year 1564. The thick forests are still there and continue to be a source of forest-produce for domestic and industrial use.

Shivpuri was awarded as Jagir to the Kachwahas of Narwar in the 17th century.Shivpuri king and fort was won by Ranoji Bhoite,a Maratha General of Chhatrapati of Satara on instructions of Jankoji Shinde,Gwalior Chief. In February 1781, the Scindias lost a battle to the British there, which resulted in a mutual-defense treaty the following October.<ref...
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