Palanpur, is a city and municipality in Banaskantha district of Gujarat, India. It is the administrative headquarters of the district, known for its massive architectural shrines dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism and it’s enriching history. A visit to this place would bring you into terms with the various battle fought and won in the area and the dynasties it was home to. The city is guarded by Aravalli Range on one side and Sabarmati River on the other, forming a natural fort-like city.
Palanpur has been better known as Prahladana Patan or Prahaladanapura in the era of rulers, after its alleged founder, Prahladana in 1218. Although texts vary in this respect, this particular fact finds mention in the Jain texts. The city was left unattended after the fall of the dynasty and repopulated with the Chauhans, having led by Palansi Chauhan. Such traces of history is visible through the Palanpur fort which had seven gates, although most of them are in dilapidated condition.
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