Do you know which city was the capital of India for a day - One Day Capitan Of India - Online History

Do you know which city was the capital of India for a day – One Day Capitan Of India

     The current capital of India is New Delhi but Delhi was not the capital of India from the beginning. Where there was Pataliputra (present-day Patna) in ancient times, by the time of the pre-medieval period, Kannauj became the capital of India’s art center. During the Sultanate period, Delhi got pride as the capital, then the Mughals took the capital to Agra. The British developed Calcutta as the capital and eventually, Delhi was established as the full-time capital in 1911. But in the midst of all this, there was a city that remained the capital of India for only one day.

 


Do you know which city was the capital of India for a day – One Day Capitan Of India

The city of India was the capital of India for a day

     So we tell you the name of that city which is called (One Day Capital of India). Allahabad (present-day Prayagraj) has the distinction of being known as the capital of India for a day. This is absolutely true, in 1858, Allahabad was declared the capital of India for a day. At the time Allahabad was declared the capital of India, it was also the capital of the North-West Province (present-day Uttar Pradesh). By that time the East India Company had established the Allahabad University and the High Court.

Know the brief history of Allahabad


The present Prayagraj was known only as Allahabad until a few years ago, the city was founded in 1853 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. It was Akbar who named it Allahabad and made it the provincial capital of the Mughal Empire. Emperor Jahangir made this city his headquarters from 1599 to 1604. With the decline of the Mughal Empire, the city fell into the hands of the British, who took it under their control in 1801. The city was the center of the rebellion in North India during the Revolt of 1857. Allahabad has been the hometown of Motilal Nehru and Jawaharlal Nehru.

Geographical Expansion of Allahabad


    Allahabad is a holy city that was situated in the ancient Prayag Raj which is compared to the holy places like Varanasi and Haridwar. The importance of Allahabad has been there since ancient times and the proof of this is the Ashoka Pillar found here and Prayag citation of Gupta emperor Samudra Gupta. Allahabad has been of utmost religious belief for the Hindus. Emperor Harshavardhana used to come to the Kumbh Mela by donating his omniscience. Kumbh Mela is held every twelve years at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna. Lakhs of devotees from all over the country and abroad participate in this fair.

Allahabad is the main center of education


    Prayagraj is not only of religious or political importance, this city is also famous for intellectualism, which has been established as an administrative and educational center for a long time. The city is an important center for agriculture and industry. The Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department is taking important steps to show the historical importance of this city, due to which tourists have started getting attracted to this city. There are many coaching institutes available here for competitive exams. Here the High Court of Uttar Pradesh and Allahabad University (1887) are present. Aviation training center and many museums are also seen here.

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