You must have heard the great tales of Mughal Emperor Akbar, his pain of longing, famous chief Birbal and his Navratans (Nine Gems)! His life was glorious, and he influenced many people with his beliefs and ideologies. Akbar chose his place to be cremated when he was breathing. And this post is about the place he chose – Sikandra in Agra.
Akbar was a ruler about whom we have been taught since childhood. Whether it was Birbal’s intelligence, Tansen’s music, his Hindu wife Jodha Bai, or his ideology “Deen-e-Ilahi” ⏤ Akbar was a brave warrior, settled politician, and a skilled ruler. Therefore, he is also entitled to “Great.”
Sikandra is located at a good 10 kilometers distance from Agra. This is the place where the tomb of Akbar is situated as per his wish. It was once known as Bihistabad, which later became Sikandra named after Alexander Lodi came to power. It is so because Alexander was called Sikander in Persian.