“Na Mandir mein Sanam, humse hi ye tamashaha hei. Na hum hote toh kya hota…….” -unknown
“THE MINIATURES OF MUGHAL PERIOD ARE REALLY THE PINNACLE OF INDIAN ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT” – Salman Rushdie
Mughal architecture, the new dawn in Indian history. Mughal intrusion once had become India’s blessings in disguise for their monuments, culture, food, literature, science and building and great architecture.
We are more or less plugged into the great Taj Mahal and Agra fort of Agra, enchaning Fatehpur Sikri fort and Panch Mahal of Fatehpur Sikri, Red fort in Delhi, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid (Mosque), Humayun ka maqbara (tomb), Purana qila (old fort of Delhi), Lodi Garden, Golkonda fort and Charminar of Hyderabad, India.
Let’s have a vista upon 7 lesser known mughal architecture around India –
- Mahabat Maqbara:
Mahabat Maqbara is a palace-Mausoleum in Junagarh, Gujrat. Mahabat Maqbara is a excuisite example 19th century Mughal architecture.
- Shahi Bridge :
Mughal emperor Akbar ordered the construction of the Shahi Bridge, which was completed in the year 1568-69 over river Gomti, Jaunpur(Uttar Pradesh) by Munim Khan. It took 4 years to complete the bridge.
- Jamali Kamali Mosque and tomb:
Jamali Kamali Mosque and tomb is situated in Archieological village Mehrauli, New Delhi, India; built in 1528-29 built in red sandstone and with marble embellishment.
- Emperor Akbar’s Mausoleum:
The tomb of Akbar the great is an important mughal architecture masterpiece, built in 1605-1613, built on the ground of Sikandra, suburb of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
- Khan-I-Khanan Tomb :
Mirza Abdur Rahim Khan-I-Khanan, who served both Akbar and Jahangir was a scholar knowing several languages, writing couplets in Hindi under name of Rahim. This tomb was built in 1598 by Rahim himself as a cenotaph of his beloved wife and later he was also buried after his death.
- Paigah Tombs :
The Paigah Tombs are located in a quiet neighbourhood, 4 kilometres south east of Charminar, Hyderabad, India. The style of architecture of Paigah These 200 years old tombs which represents the final resting places of several generation of “Paigah” Nobel.
- Nakhoda Masjid:
Nakhoda Masjid is the principal Mosque of Kolkatta, India, built in 1926, in the Chitpur area of the Burrabazar business district of central Kolkata. It is built as an imitation of the Mausoleum of Mughal emperor Akbar at Sikandra, Agra by Kutchi Memon Jamat, a small community of Sunni Muslim community from Kutch.
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