Tuesday, March 17, 2015

LUCKNOW was Lakshmanpur

'Lucknow carries a name after Lakshman as Lakshmanpura

The Lucknow city was named as Lakshmanpura after the younger brother of Rama. Till 11th century the area was known as Lakhanpur/Lakshmanpur. [1,2] The other names during the process of time were Lakhanvati, then Lakhauti and finally Lakhnau.[3] The legends states that Ramchandra of Ayodhya, the hero of the Ramayana, gifted the territory of Lucknow to his devoted brother Lakshman after he had conquered Lanka and completed his term of exile in the jungle. Therefore, the original name of Lucknow was Lakshmanpur, popularly known as Lakhanpur or Lachmanpur where Lakshman had a beautiful palace. Lakshman Tila, a place in lucknow still exist. So large was Ayodhya that the city of Lakshmanpur was described as its suburb. The area is among the most ancient Vedic cities. 

After 1350, Lucknow and other parts of Awadh region were ruled by the Delhi Sultanate, Sharqi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, Nawabs of Awadh, the British East India Company (EIC) and the British Raj.  The name of Awadh (Aoudh) is derived from Ayodhya. In ancient period, Ayodhya was the capital Kosal Province. [4] Dakshina (Southern) Kosala was stretched till current Odisha region. The Kosala Kingdom was ruled by the Ikshvaku kings, who were famous for their conquests and the protection of Dharma. The last important king of Kosala was Prasenjit. 
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References
[1] Veena Talwar Oldenburg (14 July 2014). The Making of Colonial Lucknow, 1856-1877. Princeton University Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-4008-5630-5
[2] P. Nas (1993). Urban Symbolism. BRILL. p. 329. 
[3] Philip Lutgendorf Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies University of Iowa (13 December 2006). Hanuman's Tale : The Messages of a Divine Monkey: The Messages of a Divine Monkey. Oxford University Press. p. 245.
[4] HISTORY OF AWADH (Oudh) a princely State of India by Hameed Akhtar Siddiqui'Lucknow carries a name after Lakshman as Lakshmanpura
The Lucknow city was named as Lakshmanpura after the younger brother of Rama. Till 11th century the area was known as Lakhanpur/Lakshmanpur. [1,2] The other names during the process of time were Lakhanvati, then Lakhauti and finally Lakhnau.[3] The legends states that Ramchandra of Ayodhya, the hero of the Ramayana, gifted the territory of Lucknow to his devoted brother Lakshman after he had conquered Lanka and completed h...is term of exile in the jungle. Therefore, the original name of Lucknow was Lakshmanpur, popularly known as Lakhanpur or Lachmanpur where Lakshman had a beautiful palace. Lakshman Tila, a place in lucknow still exist. So large was Ayodhya that the city of Lakshmanpur was described as its suburb. The area is among the most ancient Vedic cities.
After 1350, Lucknow and other parts of Awadh region were ruled by the Delhi Sultanate, Sharqi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, Nawabs of Awadh, the British East India Company (EIC) and the British Raj. The name of Awadh (Aoudh) is derived from Ayodhya. In ancient period, Ayodhya was the capital Kosal Province. [4] Dakshina (Southern) Kosala was stretched till current Odisha region. The Kosala Kingdom was ruled by the Ikshvaku kings, who were famous for their conquests and the protection of Dharma. The last important king of Kosala was Prasenjit.
From Ancient Indian Scientific Knowledge Forum
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References
[1] Veena Talwar Oldenburg (14 July 2014). The Making of Colonial Lucknow, 1856-1877. Princeton University Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-4008-5630-5
[2] P. Nas (1993). Urban Symbolism. BRILL. p. 329.
[3] Philip Lutgendorf Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies University of Iowa (13 December 2006). Hanuman's Tale : The Messages of a Divine Monkey: The Messages of a Divine Monkey. Oxford University Press. p. 245.
[4] HISTORY OF AWADH (Oudh) a princely State of India by Hameed Akhtar Siddiqui