was one of the establishments of the Aryan race some 4500 years ago that
time it was known as Arya grah, arya means the Aryans and grah means abode
hence the abode of Aryans It became very popular during the mughal period.
The third emperor Akbar built a very massive fort but he had to shift
his capital from here to Fatehursikri when he came in contact with a saint
Shekh Salim Chisti of Fatehpursikri to be blessed with a son to continue
with his dynasty. There he built a huge fort and ruled from there for
almost 16 years. But due to the shortage of water there and an advice
from the same saint that a saint and an emperor should not live together
he resifted his capital to Agra. He died here in 1605 and buried in Sikandra.
Later on his grand son Shahjehan built beautiful Tajmahar in the memory
of his beloved wife who died giving birth to her 14th child. Shahjehan
later on changed his capital to Delhi Thus he built the red fort there
but he was incarcerated in the Agra fort by his son
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