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Fathepur Sikri was the capital of the Moghul Empre between 1570 and 1586 during Akbar's reign. Legend relates that Akbar was without a male heir and made a pilgrimage to this spot to see the saint Shaikh Salim Christi. The saint foretold the birth of Akbar's son, later Emperor Jehangir, and in gratitude, Akbar named his son Salim. He also transferred his capital here. The city was later abandoned due to difficulties with the water supllies. According to legend, when Salim Christi dies, age 92, the lake nearly dried up.
The tomb or 'dargah' os Shaikh Salim Christi is still a site of pilgrimage for childless womean today - just as Akbar... more travel advice
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