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Friday, 1 August 2014

The Chingus Fort , Rajouri Jammu where Jahangir's intestines were buried

Chingus Fort or Chingus Sarai,was used by Mughal emperor as rest camp or transit camp during their annual journey to Kashmir dates back to the 16th century . An ancient fort in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir State.  is a well planned edifice of Mughal architectural style that having two apartments. The name Chingus carries an interesting history of Mughal kingdom. It has been derived from Persian word 'Chingus', which means intestines. The fort complex houses one of the two graves of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, who died enroute from Kashmir to Delhi. Other one is in Lahore, Pakistan. In order to avoid succession war, Noor Jahan buried the intestine and other abdominal parts of the emperor in the premises of the sarai and protects the body from decay.

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