Airing first in year 2014, Ertugrul has continued to attract a large fan-following from all over the world. With the stage set at the dawn of the Ottoman Empire, the show’s creative character-play portrays an important aspect of Islamic History. Let’s talk about Ertugrul’s caste | everything you need to know about the series before you start to watch.
This isn’t one of your typical Jon Snows, you know?
For an Islamic perspective, Ertugrul showcases the essence of an honourable Muslim in the earlier times. Moreover, not only is this show available on Netflix, it has also been dubbed in Urdu. Upon PM Imran Khan’s special request, the show has aired on PTV since Ramadan.
Ertugrul’s Caste | Everything You Need To Know About The Series Before You Start To Watch
Turgut Alp, one of Ertugrul’s closest friends and advisors, lies in Inegol, about an hour away from Söğüt. Both also have ‘honorary’ headstones close to the hero’s tomb.
As a virtual itinerary, this article provides the following locations on the real caste of Ertugrul. Take a look:
Tombs Of The Old | Ertugrul’s Caste
The mausoleum of Ertugrul Gazi was originally been built by his son and successor Osman I, however it was rebuilt several times thereafter. The current structure, with its hexagonal plan, was constructed by Sultan Abdul Hamid II in the late 19th century.
Ertugrul’s mausoleum is located in a larger cemetery, in which the graves of his wife Halima Sultan, younger brother Dundar Bey, and Samsa Alp are also located. There is also an honorary grave for Turgut Alp; his actual grave is located in Inegol.
Inegol: Turgut Alp
Turgut Alp was considered a great warrior, and was a close confidant of Ertugrul (Osman Gazi).
Osman Gazi named Turgut Alp as one of his governors over a territory called Inegol, and its surrounding areas; he governed there for 36 years. After his death, Turgut was buried in a quiet and modest cemetery in the mountains near Inegol, in a hamlet known as Turgut Alp (Genco) village.
Bursa: Osman I
During his own lifetime, Ertuğrul named his son Osman as Bey of the Kayi tribe. Osman continued his father’s struggles and eventually established an ‘Ottoman state’ in 1299.
This state would continue to grow after the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 and officially became the Ottoman Empire. Like his father however, reliable information about him is scarce.
History Note: Osman Gazi passed away in 1324 during the siege of Bursa, a town in modern day Turkey.
For all Ertugrul enthusiasts out there, please take this as a history lesson.
One of the main linchpins in Ertuğrul is titular character funnily enough. Rather than spread its plot-line around an ever-revolving cast of players in the limelight, the show keeps itself central to the story of the man who helped father the Ottoman Empire.
(The current season clocks in at 36, so that’s 72 hours’ worth of TV in one season alone).
For those not too au fait with the ins and outs of 13th Century Turkey and the first Ottoman Sultan (Osman I), start watching Ertugrul. You’ll start binge-watching in no time!
Well, there you have it guys! This was all about the real Ertugrul Caste and everything you need to know about the series before you start to watch.
Good luck and happy binging!