Dara Sikoh

  • Dara Sikoh was an intellectual, wise and a paragon of harmonious coexistence of various religions.
  • He loved Muslims, Hindus, Sufis and Sikhs all alike.
  • Dara Shikoh dedicated himself to create a bridge of Hindu-Muslim Unity and was so learned that translated 50 Upanishads from Sanskrit to Persian for the Muslim Scholars. This work is called Sirr-i-Akbar, the great mystery.
  • Through his research, he reached a conclusion that a common spiritual basis existed between Hinduism and Islam.
  • He wrote that a great deal of Quranic wisdom existed in Upanishads.
  • He also documented the Quranic terms and their Sanskrit equivalents from Upanishads.
  • Why in news? An international conference was held to highlight his contributions.

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