23. Demolition of the Dehura of Keshava Rai in Mathura

“During this month of Ramzan (1080 A.H./January-February 1670) … the Emperor ... The reviver of  the Faith of the Prophet issued orders for the demolition of the Dehura of Keshava Rai in Mathura. In a short time the destruction of this strong foundation of infidelity was accomplished and on its site a lofty mosque was built... the idols large and small of the Temple were brought to Agra and buried under the steps of the mosque of Begum Sahib, in order to be continually trodden upon. The name of Mathura was changed to Islamabad.” (Maasir-i-‘Alamgiri, p. 95-96, Tr. J.N. Sarkar)