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Which of the following rulers built the Mandsaur Fort?
1. Alauddin Khilji
2. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
3. Akbar
4. Raja Bhoj

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Alauddin Khilji

The correct answer is Alauddin Khilji.

  • The Mandsaur Fort is known as the Dashpur Fort because of its ancient name Duspur. It is located in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The fort is surrounded by an outer wall and has twelve gates. The south-east gate of this fort is known as Nadi Darwaja. It is built by Alauddin Khilji.
  • Alauddin Khalji is also known as Ali Gurshasp born in 1266 AD and ruled as Sultan of Delhi from 1296-1316 AD.
  • He was the nephew and a son-in-law of his predecessor Jalaluddin. Alauddin Khilji was the first Muslim ruler who extended his empire right up to the South of India.

  • The ancient name of the Mandsaur district was DuspurMandsaur is known as the birthplace of Mandodari (wife of Ravana)
  • The Hingalgarh fort is situated here. In Mandsaur, India's only Lord Pashupathinath temple is situated in the district on the banks of the Shivna river.
  • It is also known as the Sindhawar of the Malwa region and the border guardian of Rajasthan.

 

State Madhya Pradesh
Division Mandsaur
Type Mayor-council
Headquarters Mandsaur
Area (Total) 5535 km(km) 
Population (2011) total 13,40,411
Density 242/km (630 sq/mi)
Literacy rate 71.08%
Sex Ratio 966
Lok Sabha Constituencies 1
Vidhan Sabha Constituencies 8

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