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Was Hyderabad once known as Bhagyanagar? Discover the history behind this city’s name with our latest blog post.

Last updated on September 18th, 2023 at 02:04 am

Hyderabad is a historic city with a rich cultural heritage. For centuries, it has been known by many names, including Bhagyanagar. So, what’s the story behind the name Bhagyanagar?

According to legend, the city was founded by a Hindu saint named Bhagyacharya. He arrived in the area centuries ago and found a small village near the banks of the River Musi. He is said to have named the village Bhagyanagar after a local goddess named Bhagya Lakshmi.

Many Hindus believe that the city was named after Bhagyacharya and that the name Bhagyanagar is derived from his original name. However, there is no historical evidence to support this claim.

It is more likely that the name Bhagyanagar was given to the city by the Nizams, who ruled Hyderabad for many years. The Nizams were Hindus and they may have named the city after Bhagya Lakshmi, the goddess of fortune.

Whatever the true origins of the name Bhagyanagar, it is clear that it has a long and rich history. The city of Hyderabad is proud of its history and its many names.

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