Mahmud began a
series of seventeen raids into northwestern India at the end of the
10th century. Nonetheless, he did not attempt to rule Indian territory
except for the Punjab, which was his gateway to India, as Ghazni lay
in present day Afghanistan.
of Nagarkot [Kangra]
Nagarkot was very famous for its wealth kept in its temples. So,
Mahmud decided to invade Nagarkot. Like a swarm of locusts, his army
destroyed everything in its path.
Paralyzed with fear, the defenders opened the city’s gate and fell on
the ground in submission.
Mahmud got so much jewelry, gold and silver, that when he returned to
his capital, his people congregated to see the incredible wealth of