Sultanpur Lodhi

Sultanpur Lodhi

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Sultanpur Lodhi is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in the Indian state of Punjab. The town is named after its founder, Sultan Khan Lodhi who was a general of Mahmud of Ghazni in AD 1103, which has been also mentioned in Ain-e-Akbari. Sultanpur Lodhi is located on the south bank of a seasonal rivulet called Kali Bein, which runs north of the intersection of Beas and Sutlej Rivers, two of the Five Rivers of Punjab. The word Punj - ab, literally means five river - land.

History

Sultanpur Lodhi is one of the most ancient cities of India, estimated to be established in around 1st century AD. This city, in the period of centuries, witnesses the ups and downs in terms of politics, religion, literature, trade and commerce.

Ancient

Sultanpur Lodhi, from 1st century to 6th century, was a major place of meditation and knowledge for Buddhism. In that period, the city was known by the name ‘Sarwmanpur’. Many statues, coins and other such objects of that time have been found during the archeological research and digging of the city. It is also believed that the ancient Buddhist book of ‘Abinav-Prastava’ was authored here by Katiyana. In 8th century, this place was established as a great empire of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Medieval Times

When the Afghan Ruler Mahmud of Ghazni invaded this area, this city was burnt to ashes by his army, as being a Hindu - Buddhist city, . The proof of this the layer...
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