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INFORMATION ABOUT PANIPAT

District Panipat has a very glorious place in the History of India. It is said that, at the time of battle of MAHABHARAT, the five villages which were demanded by the PANDAVAS from DURYODHANA, "PANPAT" was also one of those, Later on which was Converted in the name of PANIPAT. This district, which is situated 90 KM from Delhi (National Highway Number - 1) on ‘ Sher Shah Suri Marg’ has an significant importance in the history. Three Major battles were fought here which has converted Indian History a new way. The year wise details of three battels.

PANIPAT HISTORY

The roots of the town of Panipat a District Headquarter 34 kilomerters south of Karnal on Sher Shah Suri Marg - goes to antiquity. Excavations of the Panipat Grey Ware a district Kind of pottery at Panipat has revealed the existence of early Aryan settlements at the place. Panipat was one of the five disputed "Prasthas" during the Mahabharata War. Historically speaking, Paniapt has ever been more importance politically as well as administratively than Karnal. In the days gone by, it was described by the French Traveller Jacquemount, as the largest city except Delhi which he saw in North India .There was originally one Tehsil at Panipat alone . The headquarters of the district has remained at Panipat till as late as 1854, when was shifted to Karnal. The old fort is in shambles today. The walled city of Panipat, which has 15 gates gently from all sites towards the fort. It strategic location has made Panipat the scene of some of the historical battles in Indian History. The Mughals Babar onwards had always had a soft cornor for the city. Under the Patronage of the Muslim rulers, Panipat emerged as a centre of Sufi saints, Muslim scholars, the ologians and Mughal aries. Most of the Historical Building in date neck to their reign.

PANIPAT TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Grave of Ibrahim Lodhi : The tomb is situated near a Tehsil Offcie at Panipat. Ibrahim Lodhi fought fiercely with his uncle Babur, in the battle known to us today as the "First Battle of Panipat" and was slained and burried at this place. It was one of Sher Shah Suri’s dying regret that he could never fulfil his intention of erecting a tomb to the fallem monarch. Much later, the British erected a plain plateform over the place, with ashort Urdu Inspriction on it. Another memorial of some kind, however, appears to existed which used to from a place of pilgrimage for the people of Gwalior sine Vikramaditya the last Raja of the old Towrebs dyansty of Gwalior, fell in the same battle. This memorial, according to general Cunningham, was destroyed when the Grand Trunk Road was made.


  • Kabuli Bagh :The garden of Kabuli Bagh along with a mosque and a tank was built by Babur after the First battle to commemorate his victory over Ibrahim Lodhi. Some years later when Humayun defeated Salem Shah near Panipat, he added a masonary Platform to it and called it ‘Chabutra" Fateh Mubarak, bearing the inspription 934 Hijri (A.D.1557).These building and the garden still exist under the name of Kabuli Bagh called so after Babur’s wife – Mussammat Kabuli begum.


  • DEVI TEMPLE :A temple dedicated to local deity exists on the bank of a large tank. A Shiva temple believed to have been built by Maratha named Mangal Raghunath who had remained in Panipat after the battle, also exists besides it.


  • KALA AMB :According to the tradition, the site 8 Kilometers from Panipat and 42 Kilometers from Karnal, where Sadashiv Rao Bhau commanded his maratha forces during the third battle of Panipat was marked, by a black Mango Tree (Kala Amb) which has since disappeared. The dark colour of its foliage was probably the origin of the name. The site has a brick Piller with an iron rod and the structure is surrounded by an iron fence.The site is being developed and beautified by a society with Governor, Haryana as its President. The counrty side is no less famous than the city of Panipat remanets of various buildings and structure alongwith galical and archaeologocal intrest.


  • Salar Gunj Gate : This gate is situated in the middle of Panipat city historical importance to Nawab Salar Juge, The gate still denoting its archacological interest .


  • Tomb of Bu-Ali Shah Kalandar :Seven hundared years old this tomb is known as Dargah of Shah Kalandar Khizar Khan son of allau-din Khilji who got this tomb constructed. Bu-Ali-Shah kalander was born in 1190 A.D. His father’s name was Salar Fakirudin. There are tombs of Hakim Mukaram Khan and Khawaja Altaf Hussain Hali in the premises of this tomb. Hali was a great Urdu poet. A large number of people from all walks of life, Hindu, Muslims, Sikh and Christians visit the tomb of Shah Kalandar and offer prayers here on every Thursday.


  • SHRI RAM SHARNAM, PANIPAT :Shri Ram Sharnam stands as an emblem of supreme devotion to Shri Ram and Selfless service of humanity in the war : ravaged historical city of Panipat. The grace and dignity of its congregation halls and its atmosphare suffused with pity and devotion attract devotees in large numbers. With ceutres spread all over India and abrod, Shri Ram Sharnam Panipat has the honour of being the only prayer hall inaugrated by Swami Satya Nandji himself in 1960, who described it as devinely inspired. swamiji's great desciple Maa Shakuntala Devi and Maa Darshi Devi, the present head of Shri Ram Sharnam have worked with great commitment and devotion to develop it into a singular place for the mental, moral and spiritual advancement of its innumerable devotees.


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