History of Vijaypur Sikri.

Written by Alok Mohan on September 4, 2023. Posted in Uncategorized

History of Vijaypur Sikri.

As per the information available in our history books, We know that Fatehpur Sikri, was founded by Mughal emperor Akbar.
Fatehpur Sikri was, in fact, Vijayapur Sikri, before Akbar had built a fort on the ruins, of Hindu temples.
Fateh and Vijay means same (victory).
This city was also, once capital of his kingdom and is now a World
Heritage site. Fatehpur Sikri was once a “flourishing trade and Jain pilgrimage centre”. A greater antiquity of this place has been discovered, than had been thought earlier, by our historians.
The antique utensils, statues, and various ancient structures found during excavations by ASI, point to a lost Sanatana Dharma religious site, more than 1,000 years ago. It is understood that the excavations have so far, discovered hundreds of Jain statues, , including a foundation stone of a hindu temple with the date on Inscriptions. There were a few thousands of years old statues, of Bhagwan Adi Nath, Bhagwan Rishabh Nath, Bhagwan Mahavir and Jain Yakshinis, found from this religious site, at Fatehpur Sikri. Archaeological explorations in this region have revealed prehistoric stone tools, rock shelters with paintings on the periphery of a lake.
It is also understood that many broken heads of various Jaina sculpture and chisel marks were found from this site. All these evidences point out riotous vengeance against Sanatana Dharma culture by Muslim invaders after 10th century C.E.
Very important archaeological evidence of religious disposal of mutilated sculptures was traced in the form of a man-made pit, built of stone-slabs dug by the people during that era. It is understood that these excavations were done at Birchhabili-Tila (Mound), which is 2 Km away from the Fatehpur Sikri fort. There were multiple idols of Jain and Hindu gods found in this site along with inscriptions using both Brahmi and Nagari scripts in Sanskrit and local dialets. One such three lined inscription on the pedestal of the image of Strutidevi Jaina Saraswati refers to the kingdom or king as ‘Vajramrajye’ and locality as ‘Santi Vimal Acharya Vastu’ and ‘Saikrikya’. The word ‘Saikrikya’ is same as Sikri and ‘Vajram’ as Kachhchhapaghata ruler.
The most important find, of this site, was the idol of a Jaina Saraswati, firmly dated to 1010 A.D. on the strength of an inscription at its base. In addition there were a number of Jaina tirthankara icons found in the same pit, as the Saraswati, most of which were dated between A.D. 977 and A.D. 1044. Remains of an ancient Jaina temple in the vicinity of the Fatehpur Sikri palace compound, is another evidence that Fatehpur Sikri city was not founded by the Mughal invader, Akbar, but was renamed. Akbar was responsible for the supposed demolition of the newly unearthed Jaina structure.
Each ancient temple that had fallen to cultural iconoclasm was a milestone in the historical victimisation of the followers of Hinduism. Discovery of Jaina Srutidevi Saraswati in Tribhanga posture, four-armed with varada, kamala, pustaka and mala in her hands, with a halo, rich ornaments and the vehicle hamsa is a unique, finding in Vijaypur Sikri. It bears inscription dated in Vikram Samvat 1069 (1010 CE).

Saikrikya was inhabited almost 10000 BCE before Neolithic celts. Neolithic Celts refers to the people living in Europe during the Neolithic period, who are believed to be the ancestors of the later Celtic cultures. The Neolithic period, roughly from 4500 to 2500 BCE, marked a transition from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to settled farming communities. During this time, there were no written records, so our knowledge about these early Celts comes from archaeological evidence, linguistic research, and later historical accounts. The Celts are thought to have originated in Central Europe and gradually spread across Europe over many centuries. These early Neolithic Celts would have practiced agriculture, lived in villages, and created distinctive pottery and other artifacts. They played a significant role in the cultural and linguistic development of Europe, with their descendants eventually forming the various Celtic tribes and societies that are better documented in later history.
Unfortunately there was no effort on the part of successive govts as regards serious research, on the history of Vijaypur Sikri.
Definitely, there had been many evidences of habitation and ancient temples, before Akbar had built his capital in Vijaypur Sikri.
It is understood that yhe statues and artifacts discovered buried in a pond have been kept in a guest house in Fatehpur Sikri by the ASI.
Below Fatehpur Sikri fort, lies a Jain city
ASI team unearths 34 exquisite sculptures, all pointing to an 11th century Jain temple.
During Mughal era, there was an unending sequence of temple destructions.
These discoveries, require reversal of the cultural depredations, and those adhering to the dominant cultural ethos of a nation, which seeks redressal for the historical injuries they had suffered.

Alok Mohan

The admin, Alok Mohan, is a graduate mechanical engineer & possess following post graduate specializations:- M Tech Mechanical Engineering Production Engineering Marine engineering Aeronautical Engineering Computer Sciences Software Engineering Specialization He has authored several articles/papers, which are published in various websites & books. Studium Press India Ltd has published one of his latest contributions “Standardization of Education” as a senior author in a book along with many other famous writers of international repute. Alok Mohan has held important positions in both Govt & Private organisations as a Senior professional & as an Engineer & possess close to four decades accomplished experience. As an aeronautical engineer, he ensured accident incident free flying. As leader of indian team during early 1990s, he had successfully ensured smooth induction of Chukar III PTA with Indian navy as well as conduct of operational training. As an aeronautical engineer, he was instrumental in establishing major aircraft maintenance & repair facilities. He is a QMS, EMS & HSE consultant. He provides consultancy to business organisations for implimentation of the requirements of ISO 45001 OH & S, ISO 14001 EMS & ISO 9001 QMS, AS 9100, AS9120 Aero Space Standards. He is a qualified ISO 9001 QMS, ISO 14001 EMS, ISO 45001 OH & S Lead Auditor (CQI/IRCA recognised certification courses) & HSE Consultant. He is a qualified Zed Master Trainer & Zed Assessor. He has thorough knowledge of six sigma quality concepts & has also been awarded industry 4, certificate from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation Knowledge Hub Training Platform  He is a Trainer, a Counselor, an Advisor and a Competent professional of cross functional exposures. He has successfully implimented requirements of various international management system standards in several organizations. He is a dedicated technocrat with expertise in Quality Assurance & Quality Control, Facility Management, General Administration, Marketing, Security, Training, Administration etc. He is a graduate mechanical engineer with specialization in aeronautical engineering. He is always eager to be involved in imparting training, implementing new ideas and improving existing processes by utilizing his vast experience.