There is another interesting context of Indraprastha. Purana Qila, Hindustani for "Old Fort" also formerly called Shergarh & Sher Fort is one of the oldest forts in Delhi, India.The site has been continuously inhabited for 2,500 years and remains dating from the Pre-Mauryan period have been found. During autumn, the heat of the sun is soft on the skin, which makes sightseeing during afternoons easier, while the evenings maybe a little cold, so it is advisable to carry a light jacket. So this notification is in 1911 when the city was shifting capital, but before that in 1903 they had demolished lot of buildings there. Until 1913, a village called Indrapat existed within the fort walls. One does not have to go far to see the old fort or Purana Quila standing stoically amidst wild greenery.Built on the site of the most ancient of the numerous cities of Delhi, Indraprastha, Purana Quila is roughly rectangular in shape having a circuit of nearly two kilometers. The old fort was originally built on the banks of the river Yamuna but the slope of the north and west directions shows that there was a ditch connecting the river in terms of security. This work started in 70s. Purana Qila, Hindustani for "Old Fort" also formerly called Shergarh & Sher Fort is one of the oldest forts in Delhi, India. Later it was renovated and named Shergarh by the first Afghan emperor of India, Sher Shah Suri. And the letter is with me from the ministry that the ministry will give grant but we have to tie up with ASI to get the building association. I had earlier posted an article on Indraprastha, based on the Adi Parva of Mahabharata with comparison to Roman cities. It is located near the expansive Pragati … Whenever it is excavated, a new history is revealed. When we started surveying the archeological sites of Delhi could not find a single site that has any plaque or any notification saying that this is the site linked to Ancient India. Sher Shah raised the citadel of Purana-Qal'a with an extensive city-area sprawling around it. The fact that until 1913 there was a village within the fort called Indrapat gives credence to the belief that Purana Qila was built on the ruins of Indraprastha. That is why this fort is considered a beautiful example of the coordination of Hindu, Mughal and Afghan architecture. let us cover that with pre-fab structure with glass which is facing the liabrary. The walls of Old Fort are 4 meters thick and up to 18 meters high. When the Britishers came to plan for their Imperial city, they identified the focal area of Indraprastha that is the Pandav area. Best Time to Visit Purana Qila. So Archeological Survey of India’s main objective is to preserve, conserve and protect the history of India, what are they doing to protect the 5000 years of history of India? Purana Qila was a site of Indraprastha, the original city of Delhi, built by the second Mughal Emperor Humayun. Purana Qila, situated on the banks of Yamuna, was constructed by the Pandavas as Indraprastha 5,000 years ago, during the period of the Indus Valley civilization. These articles are provided for general informational and educational purposes only. In Mughal history books, Razam Nama is talking about Indraprastha, Indraprastha existed. It is mentioned in the Mahabharata that the protector of Khandavprastha was Indradeva. As soon as Duryodhan stepped on the ground, he fell into the pond. So, we had been pushing for that since we see only this part of Delhi ( Humayun’s Tomb slide), we should also see the ancient part of Delhi. The Kauravas had got Hastinapur and the Pandavas had got Khandwparasta, which was filled with rugged forest and barren land. Humayun Gate (Southern Ramparts) from inside, Purana Qila, Delhi. Its current form was built by the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri, on a site which was perhaps that of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas. Sarayu trust is now on Telegram. We fought for that and thankfully we got the name changed to Indraprastha Archeological Park. light & sound showshergarhshershah surishershah suri gate, Your email address will not be published. It is believed that he used to worship there. Even today there is a temple of Kunti inside the old fort, who was the mother of the Pandavas. # Purana Qila delhi # Archaeological Survey of India # भारतीय पुरातत्व सर्वेक्षण # HPJagranSpecial # Delhi top # दिल्ली न्यूज # हिंदी न्यूज # News # National News # Delhi news This is some of the findings of excavation of Purana Qila (slides). Re-establishing Indic Narratives / Retelling Indian History. When it became a city, Pandavas invited the Kauravas to see it. No where do you find Sher Shah Suri mentioned, only Humayun. English: Purana Qila, (Old Fort) built by Mughal Emperor, Humayun, expanded by Sher Shah Suri, and said to be the site of Pandava capital, Indraprastha as … The seeds of the Mahabharata were sown in the Purana Qila. Just got ready, here is the background of the Mahabharata. It included Tilpat, Bagpat, Panipat and Sonipat and Indraprastha, just today as we gave Delhi and New Delhi city state. There were some cooking pots of clay from there, which match the objects obtained from other places related to Mahabharata’s story. Purana Qila was once the Pandavas’ Indraprastha Castle. Private Tour: 'Purana Qila’ Sound and Light show with Dinner and Transfers (From $57.44) Old Fort Sound n light show with Tuk Tuk ride in Delhi (From $39.00) Eclectic full day city tour of Delhi (From $120.00) See all Purana Qila experiences on Tripadvisor Now they are at Purana Qila. Even when we are saying that we are seeing these monuments, we all know how things in 60s and 70s have changed history. There is a Mehrauli Archeological Park. Pottery has been received from here, which are from the Mahabharata period. In these proofs, coins of this period, bead, earthenware, cooked clay, small statues of Yaksha, scriptural mudras (seals) etc. ASI hoarding of excavation at Purana Qila. Indraprastha is referenced in the Mahabharata, a Sanskrit Indian text compiled over a period approximately between 400 BCE and 400 CE. Purana Qila: Located on the site of Indraprastha, the 'oldest city' of Delhi - See 522 traveler reviews, 546 candid photos, and great deals for New Delhi, India, at Tripadvisor. According to historians, the old fort was built in the 16th century on the high hill of Indraprastha in the pre-historic period. It is where Humayun's capital Din Panah was located. The ‘Chhatris’ that are made here represent the Hindu architecture. With the help of Shrikrishna, Pandavas burnt the Khandavastra and killed the Nag’s descendants. 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The Hindu king Hemu (Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya), often referred to as the last Hindu emperor of India, was crowned there after defeating Akbar's forces in the Battle of Delhi (1556) on 7 October 1556. are prominent. We found some inscriptions in some books, we hunted and found them lying in some godown in Lal Qila. In fact, the state of Hastinapur was divided into Kauravas and Pandavas. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Purana Qila, Delhi. These villages are situated – Indrapat, Baghpat, Tilpat, Sonipat, and Panipat. When the British created New Delhi, along with other villages, the village of Indraparat was also removed from here. And, the moment that letter went, the activity started and the building was broken. There is 1911 notification (slide) where they are protecting the Purana Qila. Not only have that, Draupadi also told Duryodhana to this extent, “blinded son of the blind”. The present citadel was begun in the time of Humayun and its construction continued under Sher Shah Suri. It is believed that this present fort was rebuilt by Sher Shah Suri from 1538 to 1545. In the names of the places given, Tilpat village is situated at a distance of 22 km south of Delhi on the eastern bank of the Okhla Canal. Inside Purana Qila we find this old school building and a Kunti Temple. Indeed, the seeds of Mahabharata were sown only in the Puran Qila. That’s the time ASI established an office inside Purana Qila in a building which is called an old school building. Of these, Western doors are used to enter the fort nowadays. But before he could complete Sher Shah Suri came and defeated him. So obviously if in 1300 these inscriptions are talking about Indraprastha, Indraprastha existed. And with in that there was a proper basti of concrete housing. #SangamTalks Updates, Videos and more. Some Nags descendants were escaped from here. The history of the Puran Qila is associated with Mahabharata period, hence it is also called the fort of Pandavas. Whenever it is excavated, a new history is revealed. Powered by  - Designed with the Hueman theme. On the insistence of Lord Krishna, the Maya Danav built a beautiful town in the Khandavprastha, which was beautiful like Indra’s Alakpuri. ASI somehow is not willing to do this, and we want to know why? The articles/videos does not reflect the official position of Indictales.com or of Srijan Foundation Trust, who have not established the veracity thereof, and hence, would not be responsible or liable in any manner. Location In the excavation, remnants of the specialty type of pots and many other items painted with many ancient brown colors have been found, which are of Mahabharata period. Purana Qila, is one the oldest forts in Delhi. One is found in Narayana and one is Raisina Hill, Raisina Road area. Archeology means the oldest known remains. 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