Another Tajmahal,Bibi-Ka-Maqbara!

Bibi-Ka-Maqbara,is a replica of the original Tajmahal,image

near Aurangabad.An architectural marvel,built by  Prince Azam Shah,son of Aurangazeb,in memory of his mother,Rabia-ul Durrani in 1651!

It was modelled on the Taj Mahal at Agra,the creation of Aurangazeb’s father,Shah Jahan.

However the exterior lacks in symmetry.

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The structure is topped by marble dome but the walls are of Plaster!

An octagonal screen of perforated marble encloses the Tomb.

Despite several lacunas compared to the original wonder,Bibi-Ka-Maqbara has its own grace and splendour!

The highwalls with bastions run around the edifice,the minarets a bit smaller!


Khuldabad,Aurangazeb's Tomb

Khuldabad,Aurangazeb’s Tomb

Khuldabad or tthe abode of eternity is a walled town,just 3 KMs from Ellora Caves,where,Aurangazeb lies buried.There is a small lake near by called Parion-Ka-Talao!

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About s.rajah iyer

An MBA.. Interested in writing,Reading..Indian Philosophy
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2 Responses to Another Tajmahal,Bibi-Ka-Maqbara!

  1. Never heard of this monument. Very revealing article.


  2. duumont says:

    This is so beautiful! I want to go here to see all the architecture.


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