Satrikh

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Satrikh
Sulaimanabad[1]
city
Satrikh is located in Uttar Pradesh
Satrikh
Satrikh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°52′N 81°12′E / 26.87°N 81.2°E / 26.87; 81.2Coordinates: 26°52′N 81°12′E / 26.87°N 81.2°E / 26.87; 81.2
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Barabanki
Elevation 111 m (364 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,129
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Satrikh (also known as Sulaimanabad[2]) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Barabanki district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. [3]Satrikh is also known as Sulaimanabad after the name of Saiyed Salar Sulaiman the nephew of Ghazi Saiyed Salar Dawood.

Geography[edit]

Satrikh is located at 26°52′N 81°12′E / 26.87°N 81.2°E / 26.87; 81.2.[4] It has an average elevation of 111 metres (364 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Satrikh had a population of 10,129. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Satrikh has an average literacy rate of 38%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 44%, and female literacy is 30%. In Satrikh, 22% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Satrikh
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
39%
Muslims
  
60%
Jains
  
0.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Legend[edit]

Ramayan era[edit]

It is said that in ancient times it was part of the kingdom ruled by Suryavanshi kings, whose capital was Ayodhya. King Dashrath and his famous son, Ram were of this dynasty. Guru Vashisht was their Kulguru, and he preached and taught the young royal princes of the dynasty at Satrikh, initially known as Saptrishi.[6]


History[edit]

The Muslims had made their first settlement at Satrikh, in 421 AH. / 1030 AD during the invasion of father-son duo Ghazi Saiyed Salar Dawood and Ghazi Saiyed Salar Masud in 1031–1033[7]

The battle in which Bhar chief Sohil Deo (or Sohel Dal) of Sahet-Mahet a small northern kingdom (he was the conqueror of Ghazi Saiyed Salar Masood) was subversed[clarification needed] by Sri Chandradeo, the Rathor monarch of Kannauj was fought in Satrikh village.[8]

Nawabs of Awadh Era[edit]

During the last years of nawabs of awadh satrikh was a Taluqa of Nawabi and British Awadh. This estate comprised 85 villages. All the villages were to pay their 'Lagan' (Tax)to the Taluqedar of Satrikh. After 1857. The previous Chaudhry's were dispossessed for resistance to the British during the War of Independence. They were descendants of the original Usmani's who immigrated to Oudh in the early part of the millennium.

They still live in Mohalla Choudharana with the most prominent being Late Choudhary Amin Uddin Usmani ,Late Choudhary Ali Mubaraq Usmani ,Late Choudhary Azeemuddin Usmani ,Late Choudhary Nihaluddin Usmani and Late choudhary Anwar Hasan Usmani,late chodhary Isrsar Hasan Usmani,Choudhary Rizwan Tayyab Usmani,Choudhary Kalim Uddin Usmani, Choudhary Farzan Usmani.

Tomb of Ghazi Saiyed Salar Dawood[edit]

The mausoleum of Saiyed Salar Dawood Ghazi father of Muslim invader Saiyed Salar Masood Ghazi is situated in Satrikh. At his grave the people gather to pilgrimage during the full moon of the Hindu month of Jyeshta during the summer. There is a five-day-long urs during which thousands of devotees pray. His tomb is known as "Budhe Baba ki mazar" (Grand Master's Mausoleum).[9][10]

The battle field of Saiyed Salar Dawood Ghazi was at village Zafarpur on the banks of river Reth. Still remains of that period, unknown graves are present and remains of dead ones emerge if anyone digs the battle field. The property is now owned by family of Zamindar, late Fareed Ahmed who use it as their ancestral graveyard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shajraat-Taiyabaat, published in 1916.
  2. ^ Shajraat-Taiyabaat, published in 1916.
  3. ^ Shajraat-Taiyabaat, published in 1916.
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Satrikh
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Gazetteer of the province of Oudh, BARA BANKI DISTRICT ARTICLE #226-263
  8. ^ [2] The Garden of India; Or, Chapters on Oudh History and Affairs By Henry Crossley Irwin, #67
  9. ^ The Garden of India Or Chapters on Oudh History By H. C. Irwin
  10. ^ Islam in India, Volume 4, Vidyajyoti Institute of Religious Studies, Vikas Pub. House, 1989

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