Ali Adil Shah I

Fifth Sultan of Adil Shahi dynasty

Ali Adil Shah I (Persian: علی عادل شاه; 1558–1579) was the fifth Sultan of Bijapur Sultanate.


  • Ally Adil Shah, at the persuasions of his minister, carried his arms against Bunkapoor. This place was the principal residence of Velapa Ray, who had been originally a principal attendant of Ramraj; after whose death he assumed independence… “…Velapa Ray, despairing of relief, at length sent offers for surrendering the fort to the King, on condition of being allowed to march away with his family and effects, which Ally Adil Shah thought proper to grant, and the place was evacuated accordingly. The King ordered a superb temple within it to be destroyed, and he himself laid the first stone of a mosque, which was built on the foundation, offering up prayers for his victory. Moostufa Khan acquired great credit for his conduct, and was honoured with a royal dress, and had many towns and districts of the conquered country conferred upon him in jageer.
    • Sultãn ‘Alî ‘Ãdil Shãh I of Bijapur (AD 1557-1579) Bankapur (Karnataka) Tãrîkh-i-Firishta, translated by John Briggs under the title History of the Rise of the Mahomedan Power in India, first published in 1829, New Delhi Reprint 1981, Vol. III, pp. 82-84
  • “While campaigning in Karnataka following the fall of Vijayanagar ‘Ali I’s armies destroyed two or three hundred Hindu temples, and the monarch himself was said to have smashed four or five thousand Hindu images…”
    • Sultãn ‘Alî I ‘Ãdilshãh of Bijapur (AD 1557-1580) Karnataka. Tazkirãtu’I-Mulûk. Richard Maxwell Eaton: Sufis of Bijapur 1300-1700, Princeton (U.S.A.), 1978, p. 68. , in Hindu Temples, Volume 2
  • “And in Mudgal town located 75 miles south-east of Bijapur ‘Ali I tore down two temples and replaced them with ashurkhanas, or houses used in the celebration of Shi’a festivals.”
    • Sultãn ‘Alî ‘Ãdil Shãh I of Bijapur (AD 1558-1580) Mudgal (Karnataka) Wãqi‘ãt-i-Mamalakat-i-Bîjãpur Summarised from the Wãqî’ãt, Vol. III, p. 575 by Richard Maxwell Eaton in his Sufis of Bijapur 1300-1700, Princeton (U.S.A.), 1978, p. 68. , in Hindu Temples, what Happened to Them, Volume 2
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