Hin: औरंगाबाद  auraṅgābād

‘Aurangzeb’s City’   City/District, Bihar

From Aurangzeb and Urd: ābād, ‘city’, ‘settlement’.

Aurangabad is sometimes called the “Chittorgarh of Bihar” because of its large Suryavanshi Rajput population.

In ancient times, Aurangabad was part of the kingdom of Magadh ruled bt Bimbisara , Ajatashatru, Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka in the early centuries BCE.

The city  was named after the 17-18thC Moghul Emperor by Daud Khan Qureshi, a subedar to Aurangzeb and governor of Rohtas District.

It  is one of the 200 villages and towns in India named after the emperor including Aurangabad (Mah).

Strawberry production has recently become a useful addition to the income of local farmers: Scroll India article.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Bihar place names.

Aeo Surya Mandir (Sun Temple), Aurangabad      aurangabad.bih.nic