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Fatehpur Sikri

Nearby the Taj Mahal, there is an old city built by the Mughal Empire, called Fatehpur Sikri. It was once the capital of the Mughal Empire, until the city was later abandoned.

Within the city, the Tomb of Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi Saint, Salim Chisti. The tomb itself is built out of marble and includes inscriptions from the Quran. Because of it’s Muslim background, I was given a cap (I think it was this) to cover my head before entering.

Within the mausoleum, people perform rituals to ask for a blessing and fulfillment of their wishes. Inside the mausoleum, people tie thread along the walls and it is believed that this is a reminder to the saint of their wishes – maybe my wish will come true!

More pictures of Fatehpur Sikri here

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