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.
The city is in the northern part of the country, features its extreme temperature throughout the year. Dwelled by a population of over one lakh, Palanpur is known for its secularity even though Hinduism is the most prevalent religion. There are considerable statistics of Jains and Muslims, along with Sikhs and Buddhist to call the city as their homes. Palanpur is also an industrial hub with bubbling industries of textile, marble, dairy and diamond polishing.
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Palanpur is a religious site with great historical significance.
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