Fatehpur Shiv Temple, Fatehpur, Meerut exists for just about 250 year's.
Fatehpur Shiv Temple, Fatehpur, Meerut exists for just about 250 year's. I had never imagined that such a superb Temple could have stood the test of times and neglect of our society since so many decades . I have never seen such an idol of Lord Shiva anywhere else yet, Paintings on the walls and ceiling are extraordinary and still immaculate and unique,when you go inside you are astonished to experience so much peace and serenity , however sorry to state and it is extremely upsetting the condition around the temple complex is pathetic . In 1800’s the times which evolved around the great sikh ruler of punjab and a large part of frontier provinces and j&k , Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji, It is said that this temple was initiated and completed by Jamidar Khushal Singh Ji who was a warring lord in the army of Ranjit Singh Ji , once maharaja was engaged in a conflict with some Pathan, and all his manoeuvre against this enemy failed then Jamidar Khushal Singh said to maharaja that he can deal with the circumstances to turn them in Maharajas favour on a condition that if i succeed you have to promise me with a a silver coin each day from all the shops of Kashmir Maharaja agreed and because of the maneuver of Jamidar Khushal Singh maharaja Ranjit Singh won that fight and he additionally gave him 8 towns as a reward. Jamidar Khushal Singh commissioned his mahal in Ikari town which is currently lying in pulverization. I urge the Archaeological Survey of India to take cognisance of this beautiful piece of history , and save it from vanishing . My special thanks to Shri Satish jain Ji of Rani Mill, Meerut for making me aware of this beautiful and abandoned place. Temple Mahal