Saturday, July 29, 2017

A pre-partition house with urdu script located at Depalpur

A pre-partition house with urdu script located at Depalpur District Okara. The owner name is Haman Gaman Shaman, Wajib Ali Charag- ul-Din walid Haibat Muhammad Qoum zargar Sakin, Depalpur construction date is June 1934 Mason name is Allah Bakhsh.






Some remaining parts of the Depalpur fort

Some remaining parts of the Depalpur fort. In the past, Dipalpur was surrounded by a fortified wall, rising to the height of 25 feet and strengthened by a deep trench. When and by whom this wall was constructed is not known, but it was renovated, repaired and improved during the rule of Firoz Shah Tughluq and later by Abdur Rahim Khan-e-Khanan, who was the governor during the time of Akbar. Firoz Shah Tughluq constructed a grand mosque and palaces. He also excavated a canal from the river Sutlej to irrigate gardens around the town.the wall of the fort is vanishing very fastly..i have seen during my visit people are busy in demolishing the fort wall and constructing own home there. I am still surprise our archeology department what is doing. When they wake up, then every evidence of archeology will finished.











Shahi Masjid Depalpur

Shahi Masjid Depalpur located in the walled city of Depalpur. Shahi Majid almost 600 years old and built durig the reign of Feroz Shah Takhlaq. During the Sikh period this historical masjid used as horse tabela. During the renovtion and 6 feet digging of floor of Shahi Masjid the care taker of the majid found vine bottles , vine makig stove and horse feet mattle. A Muslim Saint also came here for preaching of Islam during Sikh era and buried in the courtyard of the Masjid. An old well is also situated in the courtyard of this historical Masjid.

















Friday, December 30, 2016

ANCIENT GRAVEYARD IN DEPALPUR

ANCIENT GRAVEYARD IN DEPALPUR













MONASTERY OF LAL JAS RAJ AND TAMPLE (MANDIR)

MONASTERY OF LAL JAS RAJ

Monastery of Lal Jas Raj is located in north-east part of Depalpur fort city having coordinates 30°39'52.48"N, 73°39'18.71"E. Besides doors with decorated latches, Jharokhas, bay windows and cut brick works, the most noticeable feature inside old Dipalpur is the monastery of Lal Jas Raj, a guru much venerated by the local people. Initially it was not in our plan to visit this place; in fact we never heard or know anything about this monastery. Thanks to our friend Adnan Tariq a local from Depalpur city who shown us gem of architecture.

There are different theories about the foundation of this city, which ascribed this to Raja Deva Pala, of whom nothing is known. Its antiquity, however, is undoubted, as the interior surface on which the houses are now built is on a level with the terreplein of the ramparts. The old coins, also, which are found there in great numbers, show that Depalpur was in existence as early as the time of the Indo-Scythians. Depalpur is first mentioned in the campaign of Muhammad-bin-Qasim, who in A.D. 714, after the capture of Multan advanced by Depalpur towards Kashmir. But the coins show that it had existed for many centuries previously.

According to another source Raja Dipa Chand was the founder of Dipalpur. Lal Jas Raj was the young son of Raja Dipa Chand, the founder of Dipalpur. He sank into the earth due to a curse by his stepmother Rani Dholran. Raja Dipa Chand constructed this monastery in the memory of his son. Today, the chamber is dilapidated, the doors are jammed and a stairway is used for storage. The structure itself is crumbling. According to local residents, there used to be a grand annual "mela" held here. It was also used by Hindus as a place to perform the Sardukahr until the partition, but "nobody comes anymore.

Sources, Archaeological Survey of India, Report for the Year 1872-73 by Alexander Cunningham (1814 1893) (Director General of archaeological survey of India)
























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