Neighborhoods of Aurangabad

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Coordinates: 19°53′17.89″N 75°19′48.35″E / 19.8883028°N 75.3300972°E / 19.8883028; 75.3300972

View of Begumpura from Aurangzeb's palace 1830s

When Aurangzeb made Aurangabad his capital, there were 54 suburbs which were walled in like the city itself, but the chief of these that were populated in the 19th century were Begampura and Aurang-pura.

Old Suburbs[edit]

The names of the suburbs are/were

Out of the above, Pahadsingpura, Kutubpura, Jaisingpura, Balochpura, Karnapura, Padampura, and Jaswant-singpura were founded by the rajas who accompanied Aurangzib; Subkaranpura and Pahadsingpura belonged to the raja of Bandalkand; Pudampura and Karanpura belonged to the raja of Bikanir, and Jaisingpura to the raja of Jaipur. A large market for vegetables is held daily at Maujipura which is now almost in ruins, while Bhausingpura is under cultivation.

Old Bazaars[edit]

Juna-Bazar Aurangabad

There were 38 bazaars, named after the principal articles sold in them, and held in the streets leading to the several gateways. The chief bazaars were Rang Mahal, Azamnagar, Dalai Bari, Taksal, Ram Ganj, Fakirwari, Shah Ganj, Khadim bazaar, Chauk Baldar, Shah bazaar, Urdu bazaar, Raja Rambaksh bazaar, Guru Ganj, Zuna bazaar, Gul mandi, Dal mandi, Shakar mandi, Chawal mandi, &c.

New Neighborhoods of Aurangabad City[edit]

References[edit]

Gazetter of Aurangabad - H. H. The Nizam's Government 1884. (Chapter XI page 805 - 877)