|Elevation||138 m (453 ft)|
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Khairabad is a town and a municipal board in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh. It is eight kilometers away from Sitapur town and about 80 kilometers away from the state capital Lucknow, in the west of Uttar Pradesh.
The town is said to have been founded by Khaira, a Hindu of Pasi caste, in early 11th century. It was subsequently taken in possession by a Kayasth family. In after years, many rent-free grants of portions of its site were made to Muslims who came in great numbers during the reigns of Babar and Akbar, but these grants were all resumed by the Nawab of Oudh in early 1800s. Before the above mentioned Khaira Pasi's time the place was known as Masichait (Masi chitra), and was a place of pilgrimage so far back as the reign of the great Bikramajit. The name is still extant in the appellation of a tank, the waters of which are said to possess healing properties, and which is called "Maswasi Talao". As per the Islam Era is concern the first person Hazrat Yousuf Khan Ghazi Rah. Come here in the Islamic History. He comes here with his colleagues & family till his visaal. His Mazar Sharif (Holy grave) named by Rauza Derwaza It's very difficult to get the period of his history.But Mulla Abdul Qadir Badauni has written in his book Multakhab-Al-Tawarikh. That this is developed by sultan Ibrahim bin Masood bin Mahmood. It assumes from that time, this town gets the name of Khairabad. Here may Muslim Auliya Allah come & for their presence and living this place becomes holy.
It was a big trading centre also, where Kashmiri shawls, Jewels of Burmingham and Elephants of Assam were traded.The East India Company arranged to export the handloom clothes manufactured in Khairabad and Dariyabagh. Biswan was famous for earthen potteries. In 1886, artists from Biswan got bronze medal in empire exhibition held at London, for artistic display on earthen pots. The district was also famous for engraved door panels. Presently the district is not very famous from industrial point of view. There are five sugar mills and some flour mills, rice mills in the district. The district is mainly famous for its cotton and woolen mat (Durries). Laharpur and Khairabad are famous for its production and export. It was the Commissionary of Awadh State at the time of Akbar and Lucknow was under the Khairabad. Imam bara and few other buildings are existing there. Dargah of Hazrat Makhdoom Shaikh Saaduddin urf Bade Makhdoom Sahab is famous among devotees.
- Imam Bada (Makka Jamidar).
- Dargah of Hazrat Makhdoom Shaikh Saaduddin urf Bade Makhdoom Sahab.
- Teerth Gauri Devi Mandir.
- Teerth Bhuiyan-Tali Shiv Mandir.
- Dargah of Hazrat Aslam Miyan Sahab.
- Niyaziya Jr high School.
History Of Khairabad Imambada
MAKKA was a daroga at the court of Wajid Ali shah, by caste he was a darzi (tailor). Once he stitched a very fine sherwani for Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, something which no other tailor could do earlier. The Nawab was so happy to see the work that he asked Makka to ask for what he desired. The daroga urged Wahid Ali shah to construct a monument to remember the Prophet and his Progeny. That is how Qadam Rasool and the Imambara at Khairabada came into existence.
Today both Qadam Rasool and the Imambara are totally neglected. Qadam Rasool is in a state of dilapidation. There is no government body to care of its preservation and safeguard its valuable heritage. Some local bodies have undertaken the task but are struggling to meet the costs involved in the maintenance.
- Benett, William Charles (1878). A Gazetteer of the Province of Oudh. Allahabad, India: Oudh Government Press. pp. 127–128.