This article provides information about the amazing, rare, unknown interesting facts Mughals had done in architecture, literature, food and almost anything else.
So, let’s take a walk down history to particular details about the Mughals that most people don’t know.
Mughals (the Persian word for ‘Mongols’) are also identified as the people of “Moghulistan” with admiration to Genghis Khan.
The capital for Mughal Empire for starting 100 years was Delhi, during Humayun, Akbar and Jahangir was in Agra. It was Shahjahan who established Shahjahanabad near Delhi. Fatehpur Sikri and Lahore was capital of the Mughal Empire during Akbar reign.
Gunpowder was introduced in the Indian subcontinent for the first time by Mughals. Babur although used it against Ibrahim Lodi at first battle of Panipat.
Mughal Empire was second largest empire in Indian history.
Mughal Empire was the second largest empire in Indian history after the Mauryan Empire. Mughal Empire at its zenith covered an area of 4 million square kilometres while the Mauryan Empire at its maximum extent covered an area of 5 million square kilometres
Mughal empire official and court language.
The Persian language was used as an official and court language and for religious matters, the Arabic language was used in the Mughal Empire.
The Koh-i-Noor Hira was once found in the Peacock Throne of the Mughals.
The Peacock Throne was full of jewellery & upon which Mughal emperors sat. As per Koh-I-Noor, it is believed that “The person who owns this diamond will own the world, but will also know all its bad luck” The great diamond that was stolen is now well-kept in the Tower of London. Royal family members are only allowed to wear them.
Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur was first Emperor of the Mughal Empire in India.
The foundation of the Mughal Empire was put down after crushing Ibrahmin Lodi in the first battle of Panipat in the year 1526. Babur was of Turko-Mongol origin. He was the direct descendant of Timur of Timurid family from father side and Genghis Khan of Mongol empire from mother side.
There was a rumour that Shah Jahan wanted to build a black marble Taj Mahal opposite the white Taj Mahal.
Most historians believe that this was more a myth than fact. Instead, they claim that the Black Taj Mahal was the reflection of the Taj Mahal in the Yamuna River at night. Due to the symmetry of the Taj Mahal, the reflection looks like a duplicate, black version of the Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal changes its colour in the morning, noon, and midnight.
The reason can be given to the environment, fact that the marble used for construction is white, shiny and reflective or just that there is some historic magic to it.
Akbar’s empire was larger than Ashoka’s empire.
Akbar is ranked as one of the top 25 Political Icons of History, according to Time Magazine. Akbar had 36 wives and over 300 women in his harem (the separate part of a Muslim household reserved for wives).
Bahadur Shah had very few wives, compared to other Mughal emperors.
The Mughals were infamous for taking several wives. Bahadur Shah was known to have 4 wives, which at that time was a little number. But that didn’t stop him from devising 22 sons and 32 daughters.
The Urdu language was widely developed under the Mughals Rule.
As Islam spread across India and its neighbouring parts, the Urdu language spread with it. The spread of both Islam and Urdu had most rushed during the Mughal Empire.
Aurangzeb Most Cruel Emperor.
The reign of Aurangzeb observed the maximum territorial expansion of the Mughal Empire. Aurangzeb was known as the cruellest, harsh and religious intolerant rulers of the Mughal Empire. Most of the Hindu temples were destroyed in this period. Guru Teg Bahadur, ninth Sikh Guru was openly killed by the Aurangzeb’s order for rejecting to convert into the Islam
Bahadur Shah Zafar last Emperor.
The last Mughal emperor was Bahadur Shah Zafar was just a symbolic ruler and has virtually no power and army.