Friday, October 22, 2010

Akbar’s Tomb

tomb of akbar at agra
Entrance to Akbar's mausoleum, Agra
Sunehri Mahal in akbar tomb, india
Sunehri Mahal inside Akbar's mausoleum. Walls in this room have rich in-lays of precious stones and gold. According to our guide, Jagdish Prasad, the Marathas and Jats looted much of it in 1764; signs of burning are still visible. These few portions were restored by Curzon in 1905 -- by ptwo
Akbar’s tomb was completed in 1613 and is built on around 120 acres of land in Sikandara, district Agra. The tomb is designed to be look very simplistic yet beautiful. It is reminiscent of Fatehpur Sikri in its design and Architecture.
A huge gate stands upfront, with detailed carved out designs on marble and sandstones. The design of the tomb was made by Akbar himself and as with other Mughal Kings; the basic design is inspired by the design of paradise, as depicted in the Quran.
Akbar's mausoleum in agra, india
A plaque near here says — “This is the tomb of Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar, son of Humayun, and grandson of Babur, who was the greatest king of the Mughal dynasty.” It ends — “He made a nation out of a mob, which is why he is styled: ‘Akbar the Great’.”
decorated ceiling of akbar tombInside the tomb

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