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About Adoni is a commercial town and a municipality in Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is 140 miles (225 km) from Hyderabad and 307 miles (494 km) from Madras by rail. It has a population of about 164,000 (2005). Once a stronghold of the medieval Vijayanagar kingdom, today it has a substantial textile industry. The hill-fort above, now in ruins, was an important seat of government in Islamic times and is frequently mentioned in the wars of the 18th century
Adoni was under the rule of yadavas for in 16th century. At that time Adoni was known as Yadavagiri. Yadavagiri changed into Adavani under the Islamic rule. Later Adavani changed into the now called Adoni. Under British rule Adoni was in Bellary district of Madras presidency. It is known as the grain market of the south.
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