Upon asking the sage for some drinking water, he was led to a pond, where the waters not only quenched his thirst but cured him of leprosy.Out of gratitude, the prince wished to offer the sage something in return, and the sage asked him to build a wall on the hill to protect the other sages from wild animals which often disturbed their yajnas (or pujas).
Gwalior was the winter capital of the state of Madhya Bharat which later became a part of the larger state of Madhya Pradesh.
Prior to Indian independence on 15 August 1947, Gwalior remained a princely state of the British Raj with the Scindia as the local rulers.
Besides being the administrative headquarters of Gwalior district and Gwalior division, Gwalior has many administrative offices of the Chambal division of northern Madhya Pradesh.
Several administrative and judicial organisations, commissions and boards have their state and national headquarters situated in the city.
The daily Light and Sound Show organised there tells about the history of the Gwalior Fort and Man Mandir Palace.