Dabhoi is an ancient town originally known as Darbhavati. It was
established in the early 6th century AD. It is located at 22°18'33"
N and 73°25 E, in Vadodara district of Gujarat.
The fortification and its foundation are ascribed to the
great King of Gujarat, Siddhraj Jaisinh (1093-1143 AD), who made
this frontier his fortress. The architectural style and the exquisite
stone carving and iconography on the fort walls and gates suggests
that it was conceived and constructed in the same period as Rudra
Mahalaya and Zinzuwada Fort. It is mentioned as an important city
in the Jain inscriptions of Girnar (VS 1288). It came under the
control of Muslim rulers, in 1300 AD after the fall of Patan.
Dabhoi is the birth place of the great Gujarati poet, Raskavi Dayaram,
composer of many garbis (devotional songs) and a devotee of Ranchhodraiji
of Dakor. Many Jain scholars also stayed here in the past and enriched
the Jain Granth Bhandar, which has a collection of ancient Jain
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