Statute of Akbar s Horse on the Agra-Sikandara Road - Agra
July 6, 2023
Akbar Shah II 1806–1837
The horse effigy stands within the enclosure of Itibari Khan's Mosque on Agra- Sikandara road. It is said that emperor Akbar rode his favorite horse to this spot from Delhi for a distance of 195 km. The horse got exhausted broke down and died on the spot and was buried here. Akbar installed this statue on its grave. It is a life size statue carved out of single block of red sandstone. Period- between A.D. 1580-1605. The statue was originally found near a railway line just behind the present boundary and it was transferred to its present place in A.D. 1922.
As nimble as Moghul Horseman :- Students at Aitchison College in Lahore train at tent pegging (left), aiming to spear wooden stakes and string them from the ground. Moghul thus gave their enemies a ride awakening by collapsing their tents upon them. Akbar's love of horses inspired a life-size sculpture, said to be of his favorite mount, near his tomb at Sikandra (above). He dazzled his subjects with polo, played at night with hurrying wooden balls, Infraction with the sporting life kept Akbar, alone among the Great Moguls, essentially illiterate.
This is stated on 'National Geographic The 1980s' .May 1983-August 1986 of this CD-ROM.
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