History of Hiranyada (Ghaziabad)

Written by Alok Mohan on September 2, 2023. Posted in Uncategorized

History of Hiranyada (Ghaziabad)

Ghaziabad is located at a distance close to 20 kms from Delhi and 46 km from Meerut. This City is spread and developed on both the sides of River Hindon, an important tributary of River Yamuna. It is located at Latitude 28° 40′ North and Longitude 77° 25′ East.

As per available historical details the city of Ghaziabad was founded in 1740 A.D. by Ghazi-ud-Din II, who served as a wazir in the court of Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah. He named the city as “Ghaziuddinnagar” after his own name. The name “Ghaziuddinnagar” was thereafter shortened to its present form, i.e. Ghaziabad. But this is distorted form of history fed to us. Mughals had never ever founded any city in bharat which is having history of thousand years of Sanatan civilisation.
And the truth can be established from the fact that a few ancient temples still exist in this region. There is a 5000 years old Shiva temple in this region, which is a crying evidence that this region was populated by many followers of Sanatana Dharma. There is a mention of this temple in Puranas also. The temple is described as Hiranyabha Jyotirling, which is also described as the Tretaera before the birth of Sriram. So the history of Gajiabad, being taught to is, is an, absurd lie, being fed to us. Truth is Gaziabad was never ever founded but renamed. When Mughals invaders came to India, every land was fertile here and people had been living peacefully and cordially. The same holds true for the region now known as Ghaziabad.
The name of the place should represent its historical truth and not some concocted and fabricated lies. The origin of the place is so old that it’s difficult to figure out its exact date, even by the modern scientific archaeological and anthropological evidence. Thanks to Puranas, we Indians have now a fair idea of its historical origin. The next step should be recognising the thousands of years old history and changing the name from Ghaziabad to Harnandpur.
The ancient temples in present Gaziabad, takes us back to the real history of this place.
Presence of ancient temples, and religious institutes, provide necessary evidences that administrators provided people residing in this region, had made enough arrangements to feed the population and simultaneously had constructed a place to preserve the sanctity of the God who blessed them with food.
The ancient Dudheshwar Nath Mandir is oldest temple in this region. It is believed that this temple was  founded by Raavan’s father Vishrav, who had done his Tapasya.
In the Puranas, there is a description of Hiranyagarbha Jyotirlinga on the banks of the river Haranandi at Hiranyada, where Vishwashrava, the father of Ravana, had done his Tapasya. Later on, the name of the river Harnandi became Hindon and Hiranyagarbha Jyotirlinga is the Shivalinga, established in the Dudheshwar Mahadev Math temple, three and a half feet below the ground. According to Mahanth Narayan Giri of the Mandir, earlier there was a tunnel through which someone could simply travel to Hindon and Bishrakh, the village of Raavan.
The Mandir is said to be continuing the Mahant tradition for at least 550 years now. The Mandir administration offers its tributes to all those Mahanths, who have served the Mandir to date, as it has preserved the ashes of all those Mahanths.
The Dudheshwar Nath temple also traces  its history to the great Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It is believed that the main gate of the Mandir has been made by careful calligraphy of only one stone. At the center of the gate, there is a sculpture of Bhagwan Ganesha. It is said that the current structure of the Mandir owes its standing to Chhatrapati Shiva Ji Maharaj.
Various excavations carried out at the mound of Kaseri situated on the bank of river Hindon, 2 km north from Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad, shows that Sanatana Dharma civilization was developed here in 2500 B.C.
There is a mythological belief that Loni, at Gaziabad, was the site of hunting of King Lavanasur of Mathura. He had a fort here. The enemy had killed Lavanasur right here. There was a strong fort here in the Hindu era. The fort of King Subakaran was also here, in 1789 AD, which Mohammed Shah thwarted it.
Dasna, near Gaziabad was also constructed by the Rajput king named Salarasi, who had settled here. The king went to Garhmukteshwar to take bath in the Ganges to relieve his leprosy. He benefited from bathing in the Ganges, he settled in Dasna and stayed here &  built the fort. When the foundation of this fort was laid, a man of the king took a snake. The name of the village was kept in memory of him.Ahmad Shah Abdali attacked this village in 1760 and crushed this fort. There is an ancient goddess temple here. During the Revolution of 1857, the British had built a hanging house to hang the patriots here.
Garhmukteshwar temple, which provides salvation to the people and the Pooth village situated on the banks of river Ganaga are associated with the Mahabharat period. Nearby is the Ahar region which was supposed to be the capital of Pandava’s and Janamejay’s Nag yagya site.
On the eastern border of the Gaziabad district is situated the village “KOT” which is associated with the famous emperor Samundra Gupta, who performed the Aswamedha yagya here, which is an incident of great historical importance at that time.
There are small villages called Kaila, Bonjha, and Jatwara. His mausoleum still stands in the city but is in disrepair.
The Jat raja, Surajmal, was killed near the city by the Rohillas in 1763.
Therefore it is wrong on the part of hindus, to name their important pilgrimage,non the name of treacherous mughal invaders, who served them brutal & genocidal history.
Since the city traces itself back to the Harnandi river & Hiranyada, mentioned in Puranas, it is justified rename it as Harnandipur or Hiranyada,
This renaming of Gaziabad, shall be a justified corrective action for the historical wrongs.

Alok Mohan

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