History of Agra City

The essence of greatness is embedded within something since its origin, so is the case with the pride of India; Agra. From the medieval period of Mahabharata Agra was had a rich recorded foundation, which is abundantly obvious from the various authentic landmarks in and around the city. The name Agra originates from the very period when it was originally called as Agravana. In the sources preceding this, Agra has been eluded as Arya Griha or the house the Aryans.

This sage caught fire when Sikandar Lodhi, ruler of Delhi sultanate found Agra in 1504. Thereafter, it was the ground zero for the great First battle of Panipat. After being taken over by the Mughals, this city grew its power to boundless form. That time its name was changed to Akbarabad because of prolific ruling endeavors. . Sovereign Akbar constructed the stronghold of Agra in the form of Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri remained his capital for around fifteen years after which the city was left confined in perplexing circumstances. The next marvel of by the Mughals came from Shah Jahan in the form of Taj Mahal. This epitome of love built with white marbles in loving memory his wife Mumtaj is now one of the World’s Seven Wonder. Until Shah Jahan shifted the capital to Delhi, Agra was the National Capital. But his son Aurangzeb shifted the capital back to Akbarabad uprising from his father and confining him in the Agra Fort. Akbarabad remained the capital of India during the rule of Aurangzeb until he shifted it to Aurangabad in 1653. In spite of the fact that the legacy of Agra city is interfaced with the Mughal line, various different rulers additionally helped the rich past of this city. The post-Mughal time of Agra saw the tenet of the Jats, Marathas lastly the British assuming control over the city.