CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The Information and Culture department in central Parwan province on Tuesday announced registration of 14 historic artifacts in different parts of the province.
Earlier, 25 historical artifacts had been registered in the province. Sayed Saboor Mehdi, director culture and tourism, said Masjid-e-Ahangrana, Sufh-e-Khwajaha, Haus-e-Lokha, Guzar-e-Charso, Bazar-e-Kohne, Bazar-e-Charmgari and other places have been registered.
He said these places have been marked over a month after proper evaluation. He presented the following information regarding these relics:
With 2,000 years history, this place is located in northeastern part of Charikar town. This place was established in Alexander’s time. It is famous for producing copper appliances.
This bazaar has 2,000 years of history and was built next to Bazar-e-Misgari. Lethal weapons such as swords and knives are being made here.
This mosque is located to the north of Charikar town and has been renamed to Hazrat-e- Dawood Mosque. This worship place has 1,200 year history.
This yard is 12 square metre and was built next to Bazar-e-Ahangaran around 800 years back. Haji Sikandar, a local elder, said this place was built by a person known as Sayed Jafar Mujarad.
He added Mujarad built four streams in Charikar and was gathering residents in this area for advice.
This pool with 800 years-old history is 12 metres long, 10 metres wide and two metres high. It is located at a 100 metres distance from Safa Khwaja area. The pool had been used for growing cattails for using them in straw mat.
This passage with having 800 years of history is located in northern region of Charikar city near Safa Khwaja area. People have been using this passage to go to Aqayee, Akram Khan, Multani and Agengari areas.
Charikar’s old bazaar:
This bazaar with 2,000 years-old history is located in southeastern part of Charkiar City. The bazaar has multiple business shops such as blacksmiths, coppersmith, medicines, grocery and pottery. However, it has now only few shops there.
The 700 years old bazaar had been abundant in leather business. It is located in southeastern zone of Charikar City. This bazaar has also other businesses such as wooden work, making leather buckets and slingshots.
Most parts of the bazaar are destroyed but some businesses are still flourishing.
This temple is located in old bazaar of Charikar with 200 years old history. Currently, there is no Hindu in the locality to use the worship place. However, only one Hindu man is currently living in Charikar City who sells local medicines.
Shah Mast Qalandar shrine:
Having 800 old history, this shrine is located near Numan road in southern region of old Charikar bazaar.
Mirza Mohammad 60, a shopkeeper in the locality, said that elders were saying that that there was a person known as Shah Mast. He said that Shah Mast was honored with title of Qalandar after playing his role as a spiritual man.
When Shah Mast Qalandar died, he was buried there and a grand shrine was built on his grave.
The Mirsangi Baba shrine:
This shrine has 120 years old history. It is situated near smith bazaar in Charikar. Baba Mirsangi was the resident of Ashaba locality in Jabal Saraj district. He was martyred in the 1st Anglo-Afghan War.
Afghans fought three wars with British, the 1st battle took place in 1839, 2nd occurred in 1880 and the last one in 1919. After shocking defeat in the third war, the British had to withdraw their troops and recognized Afghanistan as an independent country.
Toap Dara fort:
The Toap Dara fort is located four kilometres to the west of Charikar City. It has 2,000-year-old history. The fort is built on two acres of land and the place had served as a military base of Kohshnian.
The 2,000-year-old Kafir fort is in dilapidated condition and only the western, northern and eastern bridges are protected. It is located in the Koklami locality of Salang district.
During the rule of Koshanian, some people had lived in the fort. It was named Kafir fort when captured by the Muslims.
The Mir Alam bridge is situated to the north of Charikar City. It was named after Mir Alam some 70 year ago. The bridge is now repaired.
Syed Saboor Mahdawi, an official of information and cultural affairs department, said they registered monuments older than 50-year as historical relics.
Registered historical relics:
As many as 25 historical relics had been registered earlier as well. According to the information and cultural department, the Astopa Toap Dara, Astopa Paza Shatrak, Chahar Pir Shrine, Chasma Khana of Imam-i-Azam Shrine, Mir Gul palace, tomb of Bibi and Ghori, Khwaja Sabz Posh shrine, Khwaja Sayaran sandy orchard and some other places have been registered as historical relics in Parwan.
Majority of the Parwan historical sites needed rehabilitation, information and cultural affairs department official said, adding they had been striving to get funds to repair historical relics of greater importance.