PUBLISHED : January 11, 2015
Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi is known as a hero of Muslims and highly respected in all Muslim countries. Even after his death, the tomb of Sultan unveiled few secrets about this great Muslim warrior. 80 years ago an earthquake shattered the town of Ghazni and the tomb of Sultan also damaged in it.
The local ruler ordered to rebuild the tomb of Sultan and also the grave. When the people brought out the coffin, they were stunned to watch the dead body of Mahmud of Ghazni. His body was still fresh even after hundreds of years of burial. It was a big surprise for all the people who could never imagine in their entire life.
Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi was the prominent ruler of Ghaznavid Empire and became the first ever ruler to get the title of Sultan. Mahmud Ghaznavi was the political leader of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Northern India, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan whereas Abbasid Caliph remained the religious leader of Muslim empire.
Abu Mansur Sabuktegin, a Turkic warrior, was the father of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi. Yamin ad-Dawlah Abdul-Qasim Mahmud was the real name of Sultan and later known as Mahmud of Ghazni. He was born in 971 A.D in Ghazna, a town of Afghanistan, and took the throne of Ghazni after the death of his father in 997 A.D. He ruled for 33 years successfully over a vast empire.Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi invaded India many times and his campaign in India ended with the destruction of Somnath temple and defeated almost all the Rajas of the country. Mahmud of Ghaznavi attacked India 17 times and got success and treasury in every campaign. During his rule Ghazni became the wealthiest capital of Central Asia.
Mahmud of Ghazni died in 1030 A.D when he was 59 years old and buried in the capital of the Ghaznavid Empire. He left behind an amazing legacy in which Ghazni became the wealthiest capital, the city of knowledge, architecture and much more. His empire survived until 1187 and although it started to crumble in his life.