city of central India, in the state of
See also:Gwalior, on the right
See also:bank of the
See also:river Sipra, with a station on the branch of the
See also:Rajputana railway from
See also:Ratlam to
See also:Bhopal . Pop . (1901) 39,892 .
See also:Ujjain, known as Avanti in the Buddhist
See also:period and as Ozene to the Greeks, is one of the seven sacred cities of the
See also:Hindus and the traditional capital of
See also:King Vikra• maditya, at whose
See also:court the " nine gems " of Sanskirt literature are said to have flourished . It marks the first meridian of longitude in
See also:Hindu geography . It is heard of first as the residence of
See also:Asoka (afterwards emperor), when
See also:viceroy of, the western provinces . It was sacked by the Mahommedans in 1235 . Under
See also:Akbar it became the capital of
See also:Malwa, and during the last
See also:half of the 18th century it was the headquarters of Sindhia . It contains few old buildings, though
See also:relics of antiquity are often found on the abandoned site of the old city . It is now a centre of the
See also:trade in Malwa opium, with a wealthy colony of Bohra merchants . The
See also:principal institutions are the 'Madhava
See also:College (called after the
See also:present Maharaja), two state hospitals, and a dispensary belonging to the
See also:Canadian Presbyterian
See also:mission . A
See also:great religious festival is held here every twelfth
See also:year .
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