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Jhun Jhun Katora – Agra

    Jhun Jhun Katora, Agra

    Location: Pashupati Colony, Khandari, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002

    Also known as Bhisti Ka Maqbara.
    ASI protected monument. No ticket is required.
    Mughal Monument.
    Most likely built during the time of Humayun or Akbar.

    “It was a bhisti who changed the history of India by saving the life of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, as he was about to drown in the Ganga during a campaign against the Afghans. Nizam, a bhisti, inflated his goatskin satchel, the mashaq, and used it as a float for Humayun to cross the river.

    In gratitude, Humayun granted Nizam the throne of Agra for a day. During his diurnal reign, Nizam cut his mashaq into small strips and had them gilded and stamped — recording his name and date of coronation — and issued as currency. A bhisti thus ruled an empire once, if only for a day.” more here

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