How is everyone today?
Monday is considered the first day of the week, the first working day of the week after a beautiful weekend.
Hence “Monday morning blues” :-( :-(
Well. I consider myself lucky to have woken up for another week of life and haps and mishaps! Lol.
Today especially I find myself more energized than ever. One of the reasons for sure is that today I am ready to share my website/blog with you all beautiful people in the world. Today onwards my world joins the world. Feeling So so happy. Thank god for everything.
Dear people of the world, I come from a city that is vibrant, colorful and fashionable. I love travelling so I have travelled many places across the world but Delhi is home to me. Wherever I go I crave to come back to my city. Such is the aura of this capital city of India. Totally and completely in love with it!!
Delhi has a rich history that comes from all the invasions and accomplishments from rulers all over the world.
Let me share with you the history of Delhi with you all in this first blog of mine.
Now look how minarets camouflage the sunset.
Do you hear the call to prayer?
It leaves me unwinding scrolls of legend
till I reach the first brick they brought here.
How the prayers rose, brick by brick?"
--Agha Shahid Ali
The history of Delhi is as interesting and as grand as the city itself. It was not since its inception that Delhi got the status of a capital city. However, because of its strategic location, it always counted amongst the major and important cities. It is believed that the city was first formed around 1450 BC, at the site of the Old Fort, as the royal fortress of Indraprastha, the capital of Pandavas. Thereafter was formed, the city of Lal Kot or Quila Rai Pithora in the year 1060 AD, by Rajput Tomaras. Sited at the Qutub Minar-Mehrauli complex, it was further expanded by Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan.
The history of Delhi takes us further to the city of Siri built in 1304 AD, by Alauddin Khilji near Hauz Khas and Gulmohar Park. In 1320s, Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq built the city of Tughlaqabad near Qutab Minar complex. The rulers of Tughlaq dynasty kept on building their empire in Delhi by further founding Jahanpanah and Ferozabad, in the 14th century. After Tughlaqs, came Humayun who constructed Dilli Sher Shahi (Shergarh), around the Old Fort area, in 1530s. The history of Delhi continued with the city of Shahjahanabad that was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the mid 17th century, still known as the Old Delhi.
The city was also the focal point for the first war of independence in 1857. New Delhi history and origin dates back to the 1920s, after it was decided to shift the seat of power from Calcutta to Delhi in Delhi Durbar of 1911. The entire area of Connaught Place and Rajpath came into existence then only. Each and every era of Delhi has left reminders of their existence. From the 3 gates of Quila Rai Pithora to the ruins of Tughlaqabad to the Old fort of Shahjahanabad, we are reminded of the history of Delhi through the various remains and monuments that stand proudly on its soil.
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