Mazar of Jadu (Jalaluddin)

Adina,West Bengal, India

History

Jadu was son of King Ganesh. When Raja Ganesha captured the throne of Pandua and began to oppress the Muslims including the Shaikhs and Ulama, Shaikh Nur Qutb Alam decided to interfere, and wrote a letter to Sultan Ibrahim Sharqi of Jaunpur to come to the aid of the Muslims of Bengal. He also wrote a letter to Mir Sayyid Ashraf Jahangir simnani with a request to intercede to Sultan Ibrahim to accede to the request of Shaikh Nur Qutb Alam. Sultan Ibrahim marched with a large army to Bengal. At this Ganesha got frightened, submitted to Shaikh Nur and prayed to him to request Sultan Ibrahim to go back. The Shaikh demanded that the Raja should turn a Muslim, because, as he said, he could not intercede to a Muslim king in favour of a non-Muslim. Ganesha agreed but when he disclosed this to his wife, she did not agree. The Raja then brought his son Jadu, a boy of twelve, to the Shaikh and got him cnverted to Islam. The boy was named Jalaluddin and Ganesha abdicated in his favour.

After the death of the Shaikh, Ganesha, however, reconverted Jadu to Hinduism and ascended the throne again.
But it so happened that Ganesha died soon after, and Jadu occupied the throne with the title of Sultan jalaluddin muhammad shah (1415 AD) and kept Pandua his capital.

Additional Info

In the Eklakhi mausoleum in Pandua there is the mazar of Jalaluddin, his wife and child. The mausoleum is one the most picturesque buildings of that period.

How to Reach: From Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport Kolkata Eklakhi mausoleum is approx. 356 km. From Adina Railway Station it is about 4.4 km. Local taxis ply between Adina and Eklakhi mausoleum.,
Nearest City : Adina
Nearest Bus Stop : Eklakhi mausoleum
Nearest Airport : Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport Kolkata
Nearest Railway Station : Adina Railway Station
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