Nandana

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Remainans of Fort Wall
Room on the hill foot. Maybe part of the fort

Nandana or Nandna was a fort built at strategic location on a hilly range on the eastern flanks of the Salt Range in Punjab Pakistan. Its ruins, including those of a town and a temple, are present. It was ruled by the Hindu Shahi kings until, in the early 11th century, Mahmud of Ghazni expelled them from Nandana. Al-Biruni carried out his measurements of the circumference of the Earth here.

Anandapala, the son of Jayapala of the Hindu Shahi dynasty, had erected the Shiva temple in Nandana.[1]

Nandana is the name of the garden owned by Hindu Deva chief 'Indra'. Nandana also means 'Son' in Sanskrit.

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  1. ^ Pakistan journal of history and culture, Volume 17 By National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (Pakistan)Page 122

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Coordinates: 32°43′41″N 73°14′09″E / 32.728014°N 73.235893°E / 32.728014; 73.235893