Bijapur Sultanate Hudki gold pagoda

26 Aug 2019  Mon

The official name of Bijapur Sultanate is Vijayapura; it is the district headquarters of Bijapur district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The city Bijapur is well known for its architectural historical monument which was built during the rule of Adil Shahi Dynasty.

City Bijapur was established during the Kalyani Chalukyas in the 10th-11th century, during that time it well known as Vijayapura. The meaning of the word Vijayapura is the city of Victory. After the Chalukyas, the city came under the control of Yadavas. In the year 1347, the city came under the control of Bahmani Sultanate. Later, when Bahmani Sultanate got split, the Bijapur Sultanate was ruled from the city. The relics of Bijapur Sultanate can be found in the city which includes Bijapur Fort, Bara Kaman, Jama Masjid, and Gol Gumbaz.

This Hudki gold pagoda which weighs around 3.31g was issued from Bijapur Sultanate.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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