Lahore founder

Guess as how Lahore got its name. mmmm Lahoo? or Lopor? No idea! Lemme give you some historical data (from some references) so as to help you in getting something out of it.

Almost all history scholars agree on the point that the foundation of Lahore was laid by Raam Chandar Ji’s son Lahoo but Sheikh Ahmad Ranjani does not agree upon it. Sheikh Sb state that it were the successors of Pandoo’n; namely some Raja Prechat who had laid Lahore’s foundation and so has the name of Prechat Puri been put up.

Accoprding to ancient narrations, Lahore was called as Lopor, (winner of second guess CHEERS), however in the Rajput’s books, it is named as Lokot, which means Loho Fort. This pretty much provides a proof that the real founder was the Raam’s son LoyaLoh. Apart from all this contradictory, Lahore gained real fame when the Mughal Emperorship started reigning especially during the rule of King Babar, adding more hsitorical value to the city with architectures worth more for a discussion than the name itself. (And I must say Raza is helping us in this way).

3 Comments so far

  1. Rana Mian (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 12:28 am

    Great Job Nomee. Now it looks like a Blog for the great city of LAHORE!!

    You, Raza and other “new” bloggers have really added substance to this web-site.

    Unfortunately the older guys were either using it for self or commercial promotion or were writing irrelevant stories.

    Hats off to you guys and PLEASE keep up the good work.

    We the LAHOREES love you!!

  2. Talha (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 3:05 am

    Thank God they did not try to make its name an amalgum of “french-english” words!

    And on a serious note, thank You for the info.

  3. Raza (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 7:28 am

    Thanks for the info Nomee and I am glad that I am also helping out the blog in someway. I also stumbled across some info about the history behind founding of Lahore. I will post it up soon to add to your story.

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