|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (Retd.)|
- Badnaur बदनौर, जिला उदयपुर, राज., (AS, p.604)
- Vardhanapura (वर्धनपुर)
- Badanapura (बदनापुर)
- Varddhanapura (वर्द्धनपुर)
Badnore Fort: is 70kms from Bhilwara on the Bhilwara Asind road.
According to the Bard records a Parmara King named Badna (बदना) founded Badnapura in 845 AD which became Badnor later on. According to an Inscription of 1439 AD It is called Varddhanapura (वर्द्धनपुर). Hammira Mahakavya also records this name.
According to a victory pillar in Chaturbhuj Vishnu Temple this was constructed in VS 1584. There are temples of Dwarkadhish and Sita Ram Ji. Anjana is nearby religious place where there is temple of Gopal Ji. In north at about 2 kms there is temple of Kushla Mata. 
Dasharatha Sharma writes....[p.123]: Hammira was the last and most famous of the Chauhans of Ranthambhor. Hammira had ascended the throne in V.1339. Not very long after this, he started, according to the Hammiramahakavya, on a digvijaya or conquest of all the quarters. He first defeated Ajuna, the ruler of Bhamarasa, and then exacted tribute from the fort of Mandalakrita (मण्डलकृत) or Mandalgarh. Striking southwards from here, he reached Ujjayini and Dhara and defeated the Paramara ruler Bhoja. From here he turned northwards, and reached home passing through Chittor, Abu, Vardhanapura (वर्धनपुर) (Badnore), Changa (चंगा) (fortress of the mers still retains old name), Pushkar, Maharashtra (Marot), Sakambhari, Khandilla (खंडिल्ल) (Khandela), Champa (चम्पा) (Chaksu), and Karkarala (कर्कराला) (Karkaralagiri of the Balvan Inscription == Karauli), at the last of which places he received the homage of the ruler of Tribhuvanagiri (Tahangarh).
[p.124]: after came a Koti-yajna which was very much like the asvamedha of Samudragupta. It was under the direction of his purohita Vishvarupa. This digvijaya, or rather a number of raids from time to time magnified into one systematic digvijaya (Balvan Inscription, EI, XIX, pp.49 ff) by Nayachandra, took place before V. 1345 (c. 1288 A.D.). The Balvan inscription of the year mentions the performance of not only one but two Kotiyagna by Hammira and describes the capture of the elephant force of Arjuna, the ruler of Malwa, a kingdom the condition of which was indeed bad enough to invite interference from all sides.
- Dr. Raghavendra Singh Manohar:Rajasthan Ke Prachin Nagar Aur Kasbe, 2010, p.160
- Dr. Raghavendra Singh Manohar:Rajasthan Ke Prachin Nagar Aur Kasbe, 2010,p. 159-160
- Dasharatha Sharma, Early Chauhan Dynasties", Ch. XI, pp. 123-124.
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