The Khair ul Manazil Mosque : Neighborhood of Old Fort – Episode 2

In this episode we visit the Khairul Manazil mosque built under the patronage ofMaham Anga, Emperor Akbar’s wet-nurse. The video primarily covers the following aspects associated to this place:

  • Emperor Akbar
  • Akbar’s wet-nurse Maham Anga and her son’s Quli Khan and Adham Khan
  • The arrow attack on Akbar from the walls of this mosque
  • Shihabuddin Ahmed Khan and how Neher-e-Shihab became the link between Feroz Shah Tughlaq’s canal-network and Shahjehan’s canal at Chandni Chowk
  • Architecture of Khairul Manazil mosque and modern restoration work

Chk out the video to know more about this place 🙂

The Heritage of Mehrauli – Part 2

In this part of the MEHRAULI HERITAGE films we visit the tomb of ADHAM KHAN, emperor Akbar’s foster brother.

This quick film discusses about the history of this monument, the structure as such and a few popular beliefs and stories associated with the same.

The Heritage of Mehrauli – Part 1

In this quick film we get introduced to some historical aspects of this unique place in Delhi (India) called MEHRAULI … a visit to a supposedly 5000 yrs old temple ..and some stories from the Delhi Sultanate and the British Raj. Here’s a quick intro video that sets the tone for the subsequent series of films about the unique heritage of this place. Enjoy 🙂

MEHRAULI VILLAGE – Photographs

Sharing a few snaps that we captured during a Heritage-Walk to Mehrauli Village, Delhi, India. There are several interesting places to explore out there and each one has unique stories associated. Some of the places we visited are – Adam Khan’s tomb, Shahidi sthan (Banda Bahadur), Qutub Sahab/Hazrat Bakhtiyar Kaki Dargah, Gandhak ki Baoli, Yogmaya Mandir, Hijron ki khankah, Zafar Mahal, Hauz-i-Shamsi, Jahaaz Mahal and Jharna. We’ve filmed the whole experience as well and will try and share the video version soon. Till then please find the complete bunch of photographs here (click on the image below) :

Mehrauli