fatehpur sikri mosque in india

Fatehpur Sikri is a magnificent city in Uttarpradesh. It was founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar. Akbar had a vast kingdom and enough treasure, but had no heir. Akbar’s spiritual preceptor Sheik Salim Chishti predicted that he would have three sons and soon after it happened so. As an act of gratitude to his spiritual preceptor Akbar rebuilt the village Sikri where Sheik Salim Chishti lived and made it a marvelous city. He named it Fatehpur Sikri or the city of victory and shifted the royal court from Agra to this capital city. Built in red sand stone with beautiful carvings the structures include palaces, courtyards and official buildings. The Mughal style of architecture was followed in the construction of the city. Akbar lived in Sikri for fourteen years and left there in 1585 for unknown reasons and never returned. Now this city remains as a monument of the Mughal Kingdom.

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