Agra has a rich historical background, which is amply evident from the various historical shrines in and throughout the city. The most important source for Agra comes from the epical age when Mahabharata refers to Agra as Agravana. In the sources before this, Agra has been referred to as Arya Griha or the abode of the Aryans. The first person who referred to Agra by its modern name was Ptolemy.
Agra Nosepins History
Though the culture of Agra city is associated with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich past of this city. Modern Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babar (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for some time in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri near Agra. Fatehpur Sikri remained his capital for around fifteen years after which the city was left isolated in mysterious circumstances. Jahangir beautified Agra with palaces and gardens despite spending most of his time in Kashmir with which he was passionately attached.
Agra came to its own when Shahjahan ascended to the throne of the Mughal Empire. He marked the zenith of Mughal architecture when he built the Taj in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. In his later years, Shahjahan shifted his capital to the new city of Shahjahanabad in Delhi and ruled from there. Shahjahan was dethroned in 1658 by his son, Aurangzeb who imprisoned him in the Agra Fort. Aurangzeb shifted the capital back to Agra till his death. After the death of Aurangzeb, Mughal Empire could not touch its peak and many regional kingdoms emerged. The post-Mughal era of Agra saw the rule of the Jats, Marathas, and finally the British taking over the city.
Agra Nosepins in modern days
As we know it has a very cultural past and it is related to the Mughals and nose pins are important after marriage. The Mughals were so fond of jewelry and gold and gems they had their unique design. Even today the jewelry plays an important part, not women but even used to be fond of jewelry and gems. The man had different designs and jewelry but as usual, the woman owns more jewelry even today. Wearing a ‘Nathh’ at marriage for a woman is so important it not only culturally but it increases beauty.
In existence for over six thousand years, nose rings have appeared culturally in India. In extension to providing purely ornamental needs, nose rings have served a multitude of purposes, both practical and symbolic. Nose rings have been obliged to serve the purpose to indicate that she is a married woman although today anyone can wear a nose ring. Nose rings have also been used as symbolic expressions of faith or as physical evidence of potential and prosperity. So universal an item, nose rings of all periods have survived providing valuable historical insight into various cultures and as a timeline of major design themes and materials in jewellery history.