ORIGIN OF LAHORE ACCORDING TO AHMAD HASAN DANI,
SCHOLARLY RESEARCH BY HIM ESTABLISHES “CITY ON RAVI”
In 1973 the legendary scholar of Pakistan Ahmad Hasan Dani delivered a lecture on Al-Beruni” in the city of Kabul. Amazing that Kabul is seen as hosting a Pakistani scholar. But Kabul was a city of intellect and arts for a long time. Not surprising that it happened then. Dani Sahib in his erudite way explains everything. His dismisses the so called connection of Loh son of Ram with Lahore and we attach the paragraph on same. Worthy of being read. But most interesting he isolates different Lahores and capitals and names. And he says that the city was founded near the river IRAWATI (present Ravi), and that is why it was called IRAWATIAWAR. It was later modified with use as RAVAWAR. He says Panini’s grammar tells us that RA and LA are interchangeable grammarian words, and that is why we have the word LAHAWAR, or presently LAHORE itself. Lahore is simply by tradition CITY ON RAVI.
Loh Mandir is a creation of British period in their attempt of Divide and Rule. Late Sikh period architecture, it is even made of British period bricks, and it is on the same level as street outside. Imagine fooling people with foolish stories. Absolutely no documentation.
Certainly Dani Sahib (1920-2009) was a great scholar and his words should be read with utter homage. We share this information with others now.