According to a report in Patrika a rain of fish occurred at Fatehpur Sikri, a historical city near Agra in India on the afternoon of July 13. The city, which was the Mughal empire’s capital from 1571 until 1585, contains the tomb of Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti from the Chishti order which appears to have been the exact site of the fall.
The Patrika report follows:
‘Monsoon rain with fish at Fatehpur Sikri Buland Darwaza. Subject of curiosity.
In Agra, fishes rained from the skies! Yes, you might be shocked on hearing this. When fishes rained from skies in monsoon rains at the tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, at Fatehpur Sikri in Agra the people present there were astonished. When fishes of 4 to 6 inches in size fell at Buland Darwaza along with monsoon rains, everyone was surprised. A few children even took these fishes to their homes. Everyone who heard this news was surprised.
Monsoon knocks at the door
Monsoon has knocked in Agra. It rained heavily on Thursday in Agra. During the rains, suddenly a few fishes fell on the ground along with the rain water at Sheikh Salim Chisti Dargah, at Buland Darwaza.
When people saw fishes of about 6” size they were surprised. A few children who were present there even took these to their homes. When their family members asked them, they told them that it rained fishes from the skies. People got curious on learning the news of fishes raining along with monsoon rains. These white fishes dropping from sky became a matter of discussion amongst people.
People reached due to Curiosity.
People thronged to Buland Darwaza. It is understood that due to the intensity of the monsoon, fishes from the nearby ponds came here. Assistant Archaeologist, ASI, Fatehpur Sikri Mr. Kalandar Singh said, he has been told that fishes were raining with water in monsoon near Buland Darwaza.
Such things happen during Monsoon
According to Metrological Scientists, sometimes such events happen during monsoon rains. Fishes coming during the rains is not a new thing. Such things have happened many a times in cities situated at the sea shores. Fishes sometimes do come on the roads with rains’.