Anangpal II

News: The Union government has recently formed a committee to popularize the legacy of 11th-century Tomar king, Anangpal II.

Who was Anangpal II?

  • Belonged to the Tomar dynasty that ruled parts of present-day Delhi and Haryana between the 8th and 12th centuries.
  • Anangpal Tomar II was succeeded by his grandson Prithviraj Chauhan, who was defeated by the Ghurid forces in the Battle of Tarain (present-day Haryana) after which the Delhi Sultanate was established in 1192.
  • The Tomar dynasty shifted its capital in the 8th century), to Dhillikapuri (Delhi) during the reign of Anangpal II. He gave Delhi its present name and also repopulated it. He built Lal Kot fort and Anangtal Baoli.
  • Anangpal II is credited to have established and populated Delhi during his reign in the 11th century.
  • He was instrumental in populating Indraprastha and giving it its present name, Delhi.
  • The region was in ruins when he ascended the throne in the 11th century, it was he who built Lal Kot fort and Anangtal Baoli. He was the founder of Dhillikapuri, which eventually became Delhi.