Controversy over demand to rename Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar, know what is history


    “This earth has seen so much destruction. Its body is pierced with innumerable wounds. Yet Hyderabad is unmatched.” These lines about Hyderabad belong to Raghavendra Alampuri. You can put Aurangabad in place of Hyderabad. Everything else is the same.

    Hyderabad and Aurangabad have many things in common. Both cities are known for their multi-colored cultural ethos.

    Aurangabad was once the center of power in the Deccan. It has been the capital of many empires.

    When the Nizam laid the foundation of his rule, Aurangabad gained considerable importance. Although Hyderabad was the capital of the Nizam, Aurangabad was respected as a sub-capital.

    Since it was the largest and important city on the outskirts of his kingdom under the Nizam’s rule, it also had a special status.