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Bhagamati was a mystic Hindu queen of Muslim sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah and is considered a myth by some historians. Qutb Shah was the fifth sultan of the erstwhile Qutb Shahi Dynasty who ruled over the Golkonda region of South India in the 16th century.[1] Whether the old names of the city shown variously as Bhagnagar or Bhagyanagar relate to Bhagmati or not, also remains controversial.[2]

Early life[edit]

Bhagmati was born in Chichlam (around Yakutpura) in a Hindu family.


Bhagmati died in 1611 CE. No tomb was built over her last remains.[3] In contrast, courtesans Taramati and Premamati lie buried at Qutb_Shahi_Tombs. Ziauddin Ahmed Shakeb, an expert on Indian and Islamic art, cites the Peshwa (prime minister) of Mohammed Quli as responsible for obscuring Bhagmati's character from the view of history.[1]


Further readings[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah, Volume 216, By Masud Hussain Khan, Publisher: Sāhitya Akademi