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Published Date : October 14, 2022

In India’s history, the district of Panipat has a very illustrious position. According to legend, “Panipat” was one of the five villages that the Pandavas sought from Duryodhana at the time of the Mahabharata battle. It was given the name Panipat later. The history of SherShah Suri Marg is very important. Here, three significant conflicts took place, giving Indian history a fresh perspective. three conflicts’ year-by-year statistics. 

About Panipat

 

The Indian city of Panipat is well known as the “City of Weavers.” The “handloom production” market has a large presence in Panipat District. Darri, carpet mats, tablecloths, bed linens, curtains, and other products are shipped to Canada, Germany, Australia, and Japan.

Lodhi Garden With the tomb seen in the picture
With the mausoleum visible in the image, Lodhi Garden

In addition to the aforementioned, Panipat City is the world’s largest “Shoddy Yarn” center. The Foundry of Agriculture instruments is well-known in the district’s Samalkha subdistrict. So, the employment options in this neighborhood, which is always growing on the back of industry, are virtually limitless. Not only from Haryana, but also in other Indian states, businessmen, engineers, weavers, and laborers come here in quest of work and reside permanently.

Bab-i-Faiz Gate

 

Salarganj Gate is another name for Bab-i-Faiz Gate. The gate has a stone foundation and is made of brickwork. At either end of the tunnel are two arched entrances that make up the entryway. It functioned as the town of Panipat’s entry in antiquity. The inner arches are enclosed in red sandstone, while the sides of the outer multi-fold arch are embellished with panels and arched niches. Bab-i-Faiz Nawab Sadiq-1129 is written over the pointed arch of the gateway, giving it the name Bab-i-Faiz gate, which translates to “door of beneficence.” In the year 1737 AD, Nawab Sadiq constructed it.

Mosque seen in distant view
Mosque seen from a distance with palm trees on sides

Devi Temple

On the side of a big tank is a shrine called Devi devoted to a local deity. Alongside it, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that is thought to have been constructed by Mangal Raghunath, a Maratha who stayed in Panipat following the third war.

Tomb of Ibrahim Lodhi 

The Panipat Municipal Committee maintains a park where Ibrahim Khan Lodhi’s grave is located. The grave is close to the dargah of the Sufi saint Bu Ali Shah and the tehsil office. On April 21, 1526, while engaged in combat with Mughal emperor Babur, he was decimated and murdered. All that is left of that location currently is a rectangular open tomb on a high, double-terraced platform accessed by a set of stairs made of Lakhauri bricks on both sides. The ultimate resting place of Ibrahim Lodi, the last Sultan of Delhi, is this grave. The District Administration rebuilt this monument in 1867 AD during the British government, according to an inscription put in a niche close to the burial.

Kabli Bagh Mosque

Babur constructed the Kabli Bagh Mosque, the first Mughal structure in India, to mark his victory over Sultan Ibrahim Lodhi in the First Battle of Panipat (1526 AD). The mosque’s entrance is to the north and it is enclosed in a structure with octagonal towers at each of its four corners. The massive arch of the entrance, which is made of bricks and red sandstone, has arched recesses that are enclosed in rectangular panels on its spandrels. The aperture is shaped like a lintel bracket. The main prayer hall is square with side annexes, and its tall façade is divided into panels that have been lime-plastered. Nine bays in each of the annexes are capped by hemispherical domes that rest on low drums.

Person standing in front of Tomb on a stone pathway
Person standing on a stone pathway in front of a tomb

Kala Amb Park

Kala Amb, a well-known location where the Third Battle of Panipat was fought, is located 8 kilometers from Panipat City. The meaning of the name Kala Amb is intriguing. The Marathas arrived in North India to fundamentally alter Indian politics. The Marathas were equally as guilty of alienating all possible allies and friends as Ibrahim Lodhi was. Maratha soldiers and the Afghan army engaged in combat. In addition to being besieged by Afghan enemies, the Maratha force’s sources of supply and reinforcement were also cut off. Marathas suffered up to 75,000 overall casualties, including key commanders and Peshwa’s son. There were a lot of dead bodies on the battlefield.

Panipat Museum

The primary purpose of the Panipat Museum was to disseminate knowledge and raise awareness of Haryana’s archaeology, history, art, and crafts. Antiquities, inscriptions, sculptures, weapons and armor, ceramics, antique and priceless documents, jewelry, and art and craft pieces are all on show here in the museum. Through certain writings, photos, and trans-slides, it also offers a rare opportunity to see the valor of courageous and patriotic fighters who gave their lives during the Panipat conflict.

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