Hyderabad to be Renamed Bhagyanagar? Here’s How The Name Originates

    After Aurangabad, will Hyderabad get a new name after Bhagyalaxmi temple, which has become the cynosure after Union Minister Amit Shah offered prayers before beginning Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election campaign in November 2020? Read the entire story.

    Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi created ripples in Hyderabad the day past when he stated the Telangana capital as Bhagyanagar throughout his address to the delegates from across the country. 

    During Bharatiya Janata party’s countrywide executive meeting here, PM Modi stated that it was in Bhagyanagar that Sardar Patel, the respected freedom fighter icon, had coined the term “Ek Bharat”. Speaking to reporters after the PM’s address, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad stated,” PM Modi stated that Hyderabad is Bhagyanagar which is an indication for all of us. Sardar Patel kept the inspiration of a unified India and now it’s BJP’s duty to carry it similarly.” 

    On being requested if Hyderabad’s name might be modified to Bhagyanagar, Union Minister Piyush Goyal stated, “When the BJP comes into power withinside the state, the chief minister will determine this along with the cabinet colleagues.” For the unversed, BJP leaders along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had been demanding to rename Hyderabad Bhagyanagar. 

    “People regularly question me if Hyderabad can be renamed Bhagyanagar. I inform them why not,” CM Yogi had said last year throughout the BJP’s campaign for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls. 

    Never-Ending Debate Over Name of Hyderabad 

    While there was an endless debate over the name of Hyderabad—whether or not it was known as Bhagyanagar and later rechristened, people are unaware that this unique aspect is attached to a legend or a love story between Hyderabad’s founder Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah and a Hindu girl named Bhagmati. 

    It has been stated that Quli Qutb Shah, the 5th of the Golconda kings (who established Hyderabad), was in love with Bhagmati even before Hyderabad was based. His father, Ibrahim Qutb Shah, built the Puranapul bridge in order that his son could move to meet his lover. Later Quli Qutb Shah married Bhagmati. He renamed the brand new city he based (after vacating the Golconda Fort, which was a walled city) after her: The Bhagnagar. 

    Historians additionally believed that the city’s name was modified to Hyderabad after Bhagmati transformed to Islam. Bhagyalaxmi Temple Behind Renaming Hyderabad The Bhagyalaxmi temple has become the cynosure after Union Minister Amit Shah provided prayers before taking Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election campaign in November 2020. 

    Located adjoining the ancient monument Charminar, it is a small temple devoted to Goddess Lakshmi. Made of bamboo poles and tarpaulins, the temple, that’s beneath neath the care of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has a tin roof. The foundation of the temple is presently disputed and the contemporary structure that homes the idol was erected in the 1960s. In 2012, Telangana High Court stopped any similar enlargement of the temple. In 2013, ASI declared the temple shape as an unauthorised construction.

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