Bidar is a taluk located in the northeastern part of the state of Karnataka. Bidar is an important historical
town. It is located 2,200 feet above sea level on a plateau overlooking the Manjira river valley. Bidar was a
part of the Bahamani Kingdom which comprised of Bijapur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Golconda, and Birar. The ruler of
Bidar was Barid Shah. Bidar was later ruled by the Nizams of Hyderabad. Bidar witnessed the "RELIGIOUS REVOLUTION"
under the Lingayat Reformist Basavanna. Basavakalyan from where Shaivism spread. A number of historical monuments
dating back to 15th century can be found here. Bidar was one of the most prosperous cities of south India during
the period of 11th century to 16th century. The name of Bidar appears to be derived from 'BIDIRU' which means
bamboo. The place seems to have been known for bamboo clusters in the past, came to be known as Bidaroor and then Bidare and now Bidar.