Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fatehpur Sikri 
The Mughal emperor Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire during the period 1571 to1585. e named the city, Fatehabad, with word of Arabic origin in Persian, meaning victorious,it was later called Fatehpur Sikri.

It is at Fatehpur Sikri that the legends of Akbar and his famed courtiers, the nine jewels or Navaratnas, were born in that city.

The architect was Tuhir Das and was constructed using Indian culture.
The buildings of Fatehpur Sikri show a synthesis of various regional schools of architectural craftsmanship such as Gujarat and Bengal.

Buland Darwaza the important buildings in this city, both religious and secular .

The gate was added some five years later after the completion of the mosque ca. 1576-1577,as an 'victory arch', to commemorate the Akbar's successful Gujarat campaign.

 It carries two inscriptions in the archway, one of which reads: "Isa, Son of Mariam said: The world is a bridge, pass over it, but build no houses on it. He who hopes for an hour may hope for eternity

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