The Mughal Empire is considered as one of the largest centralized state in the Indian subcontinent. The founder of this giant empire was Babur. His victories from the First Battle of Panipat (1526), the Battle of Khanwa (1527), and the Battle of Ghagra (1529) led him to become one of the prominent emperor of India. Other prominent emperors from this dynasty include Humayun, Akbar, Shah Jahan, and Aurangzeb. In this article, we will be enlightening a few of the interesting facts from the dynasty.
Facts About Mughal Empire
1. Babur Was Invited To Invade India
The Indian rulers of different provinces include Sangram Singh (Rana Sanga), Alam Khan Lodhi, and Daulat Khan Lodhi invited Babur to invade India. All of these provinces were incapable of defeating the powerful Lodhi Sultan, Ibrahim Lodhi. And, so called upon Babur who accepted the invitation and defeated Ibrahim Lodhi in the First Battle of Panipat in the year 1526.
2. Sher Shah Suri Chapter
Sher Shah Suri defeated the son of Babur, Humayun (in the year 1540) who was the throne king. And, ended the Mughal rule for a short period of time. Later, Humayun revived his territory in 1555. Humayun died in the year 1556.
3. Gul-badan Begum
4. Introduced A New Religion
Akbar introduced a new religion to his countrymen which was known as Din-i-Illahi. This religion was a combination of a few other religions which include Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism. Din-i-Illahi means the religion of god.
5. Empress Noor Jahan
6. Golden Age of Mughal Architecture
The descendant of Jahangir, Shah Jahan has led the Mughal empire towards the Golden Age of Mughal architecture. He has constructed epic monuments like the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Tomb of Jahangir mausoleum, Jama Masjid in Delhi, and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore.
7. Emperor Aurangzeb
8. Akbar’s Family
9. Story of Anarkali Is False
So, that sums up our interesting facts regarding the Mughal Empire.
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