Monday, January 10, 2011

Tombs and Mosques in India

Tombs and Mosques

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Indian Tombs and Mosques

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The Taj Mahal is situated in Uttar Pradesh state of India. It is located in Agra city around 210 kms away from New Delhi, the capital of India. Taj Mahal is well known as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles. It has been declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983 and is one of the 7 wonders of the world! It is made of pure white marble. The marble shimmers in silvery white color in the moonlight and at the end of day reflects the fiery tints of the setting sun. The Taj Mahal in all its timeless beauty still remains an inspiration for writers, poets, painters and photographers. Lovers still meet here in the full moon nights in the shadow of the world's most famous monument of love. Taj Mahal

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Jama Masjid of Delhi is the largest mosque in India. The Jama Masjid is located in the old city. It stands in front of the Red Fort across the road. It projects beautifully into the Old-Delhi skyline. It was built between 1644 and 1658. Jama Masjid is one of the last architectural works done by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan . The spacious courtyard of the Jama Masjid does hold thousands of Muslim faithfuls at a time. It was built in red sandstone and marble with the help of more than 5000 labors and artisans. It was originally called as the Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa , which means mosque commanding view of the world. The Masjid stands at the center of the capital city of the Mughals , Shahjahanbad i.e. Delhi. Jama Masjid

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Humayun Tomb. Humayun was the eldest son of Babar who was the first emperor of Mughal Empire in India. He succeeded in becoming the next Emperor. Humayun ruled India for about a decade till he was bitten by an Afghan Emperor Sher Shah Suri . In 1555 AD Humayun regained Delhi with the help of Shah of Persia. Humayun died an unfortunate death in less than a year's time after his conquer. He felt from the stairs of his own library known as Sher Mandal library. The Persian wife of Humayun named Bega Begum then decided to build a tomb for her husband which was named as Humayun Tomb . The construction of the tomb started in 1562 and the building was completed in the year 1572 . This tomb became the landmark in establishing different essential norms for buildings later built in Mughal Era.

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Qutub Minar has a stand alone place in the prime attractions amongst all the historical monuments of India. The word ' Qutub ' means 'pole of justice'. It is situated in Delhi, the capital of India. The monument can be seen from most parts of the old city. Qutub Minar is among the tallest and famous towers in the world. It is the tallest brick minaret in the world. The minar has been listed to UNESCO world heritage list. It is a great masterpiece of Mughal architecture. The Minar is made of red sandstone. Height of Qutub Minar is 72.5mts. It is an architectural marvel of the 13th century. It was constructed by Qutb - ud -din Aibak in the 12th century for celebrating the victory of Mohammed. It consists of 379 steps in total. Qutub Minar



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Geeta Singh said...

thanks !! do check
this too

Motifs said...

An excellent post...and very educative..

ben said...

Great one Geeta ..might be helpful .

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fantacy in practicality said...

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हेमंत कुमार ♠ Hemant Kumar said...

Very interesting way for teaching...with fun.....

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