What was the former name of Delhi answers?

The old name of Delhi is Indraparastha according to Mahabharata era. Pandavas used to live in indraprasta. In due course eight more cities came alive adjacent to Indraprastha: Lal Kot, Siri, Dinpanah, Quila Rai Pithora, Ferozabad, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad and Shahjahanabad.

Is Delhi called hastinapur?

RV Smith, a well-known chronicler of Delhi, says that the city cannot be renamed Hastinapur because contemporary Delhi is not located where Hastinapur used to be. “Hastinapur was where Meerut is today. Similarly, a small part of Delhi near Purana Qila was known as Indraprastha.

Which city is called city of Lights in India?

List of Nicknames of Indian Cities

Name of the City Nicknames
Varanasi or Benares or Banaras or Kashi City of Lights City of Temples City of Learning Holy City Oldest living city on Earth Religious capital of India Spiritual capital of India
Vijayawada The Place of Victory
Visakhapatnam City Of Destiny
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