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REMARKABLE RUINS – Mandu, India

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It is believed that the word Mandu is a Prakrit corruption of Mandapa-Durgo. In the inscriptions of the Paramara kings starting from Jayavarman II, Mandapa-Durgo is mentioned as the fort city for royal residence. Founded as a fortress retreat by Raja Bhoj in the 10th century, Mandu was conquered by Alauddin Khilji,

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