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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 5, p. 127.


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Ahmadpur Lamma Tahsil.-TazisT! in the Khanpur nizamat,
Bahawalpur State, Punjab, lying on the left bank of the Indus, between
27 53' and 28 45' N. and 69 31' and 70 20' E., with an area of
1,206 square miles. The population in I901 was 77,735, compared
with 63,833 in 1891. It contains the town of AHMADPUR WEST (popu-
lation, 5,343), the head-quarters, and Sabzal Kot, which has recently
been constituted a municipality; and 66 villages. The portion of the
tahsil which lies in the Indus lowlands is damp and unhealthy. The
southern portion lies in the desert. The land revenue and cesses
amounted in 1905-6 to i-i lakhs.
Ahmadpur Town, West (Ahmadpur Lammna).-Head-quarters of
the Ahmadpur Lamma la/tsil, Bahawalpur State, Punjab, situated in
28 I8' N. and 70 7' E., 4 miles north-west of Sadikabad on the
North-Western Railway. Population (I901), 5,343. It was founded
by Ahmad Khan of the Daudputra tribe, which ruled Bahawalpur,
about 18oo, and was originally the capital of a separate principality
annexed to that State in i806. The town possesses an Arabic school
and some Muhammadan buildings of interest. It is administered as a
municipality, with an income in I903-4 of Rs. 4,300, chiefly from
octroi. The town is noted for its mango gardens.
Ahmadpur Town.-Town in the Shorkot tahsil of Jhang District,
Punjab, situated in 30 41' N. and 71 47' E., west of the Chenab.
Population (1901), 3,916. The town had in the past close business
relations with Bahawalpur, which are now more or less broken off.
The school and dispensary are flourishing institutions. Ahmadpur is
administered as a ' notified area.'
Ahmedabad.-District and city in Bombay. See AHMADABAD.
Ahmednagar.-District td/uka, and city, in Bombay. See AHMAD-
NAGAR.
Ahobilam.-Village and temple in the Sirvel taluk of Kurnool
District, Madras, situated in 15 8' N. and 780 45' E., on the Nalla-
malais. Population (I90o), 151. The temple is the most sacred
Vaishnava shrine in the District, and has three parts: namely, Diguva
(lower) Ahobilam temple at the foot of the hills, Yeguva (upper)
Ahobilam about 4 miles higher up, and a small shrine on the summit.
The first is the most interesting, as it contains beautiful reliefs of scenes
from the Ramayana on its walls and on two great stone porches (manta-
pams) which stand in front of it, supported by pillars 8 feet in circum-
ference, hewn out of the rock. One of these, the Kalyana mantapam, or
'wedding hall,' was pronounced by Mr. Fergusson to be 'a fine bold
specimen of architecture, wanting the delicacy and elegance of the
earlier examples, but full of character and merit.' The annual festival
takes place in the months of March and April. The temple and the
connected math in Tiruvallur in Chingleput District, though they



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