Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tomb of Ghous Mohammed, Gwalior

In the 16th century Ghous Mohammed was a Afghan Prince who later turned into a sufi saint. He had helped Babur to win the Gwalior Fort.

In Gwalior there is mausoleum built for him in the typical Mughal architecture.

Here the interesting aspect are hexagonal pillars and screens using pierced stone technique. The marvelous stone works coupled with an excellent architecture, the tomb looks gorgeous.

51 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

interesting building

She Writes said...

It is amazing.

Protege said...

The pierced stone parts are extraordinary. Amazing details. It must have been so much work and required a certain skill as well.
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Carol said...

Impressive structure! The screens are beautiful, and all different designs!

Nalini Hebbar said...

I love the lace like work of the Mughal tombs...they had some lovely craftsmen then...do they make this still?

Spiderdama said...

Great architectur and shots! Love the windows.
Wish you a great day:-)

Tarun Mitra said...

Gorgeous

V Rakesh said...

Gwalior it seems is a hub of culture - or was so, owing to its historical prominence!

Good pictures!

Anya said...

Really amazing architecture :-)
Great shots ...

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: Marvelous structure going into the sky.

Johnny Nutcase said...

what great architecture, nice photos! thanks for sharing!

Photo Cache said...

you always share the most interesting and fascinating architecture and story.

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joo said...

The place is awesome!
You right - the tomb looks gorgeous indeed!
Happy weekend to you:)

Carver said...

Magnificent tomb and I like the detail you showed us.

Sylvia K said...

Fascinating post and beautiful photos as always, Rajesh! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

Just Beautiful! Great photos and post.

eden said...

it's beautiful. Love the architecture and great shots.

SandyCarlson said...

The stone work is amazing.

Samson said...

nice photo's and write up

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Pearl Maple said...

The pierced stone is an amazing detail, it must have taken so much hand work to accomplish. Always an interesting visit in your blog space.

magiceye said...

gorgeous indeed!

Martha Z said...

Another wonderful example of your countrys architecture and history.

Regina said...

Another great architecture and tomb.

Shubd said...

The lattice work in stone is so beautiful !

LadyFi said...

Very intricate work - especially the lattice windows.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

The tomb indeed looks gorgeous, Rajesh. Thanks for sharing! I wonder how many people know about such unhyped places.

jabblog said...

What wonderful work! I wonder how many stonemasons worked on it and for how long - it looks like a lifetime's work!

Mridula said...

Looks like I have missed this monument even though I have been to Gwalior. Beautiful pictures.

Grace Olsson said...

Stunning shots, Rajesh...
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Jacob said...

That is one heck of a tomb! Beautiful structure and I really like the pierced stone screens!

Pam said...

It looks like a beautiful piece of art work. Its very interesting, Rajesh.

Japa said...

The Prince was well honoured with this architectural resting place. Imposing building, interesting information and very nice capture.

JM said...

The Mughal architecture is always wonderful! This mausoleum is a good example.

Deepak Acharya said...

beautiful

Vicky said...

Beautiful!!! Great architecture!!!

Jeevan said...

Interesting facts and great pictures of the tomb.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

The Jali work is too too too good...

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George said...

This is a magnificent structure! It's hard to believe that the screens are pierced stone.

Greyscale Territory said...

A grand, impressive mausoleum! Fascinating architecture!

radha said...

So much work. Construction workers in present times do not have pride in their work and it shows. These are beautiful.

Serendipity said...

Lovely shots. I was mesmerized by the details in stonework when I was in India. More pictures from my trip this wee :)

BLOGitse said...

Amazing...beautiful works...

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Sweet Repose said...

Simply stunning!!!

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! It looks an awesome mausoleum... I wonder how will it be possible to see all these wonders in just one lifetime... ;)

Blogtrotter 2 has moved to the Reggae Land. Enjoy and have a great week ahead!!

Cassie said...

Wow! I'm always moved by the small stone boxes from India with the fine screen work on them. This is MOSt impressive! Can not imagine the time it took to construct each panel. Great Shadow Shot!

biologion said...

very beautiful photos! this tomb looks very gorgeous and magnificent!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Great and beautiful !!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

A historical and beautiful structure!

Evelyn Howard said...

Fantastic post, plus you always share amazing pics. Thanks.

Dianne said...

I love the screens! they have such a delicate look

Rajesh said...

Carol: Thanks, each screen is of different design.

Kirigalpoththa, Amy, Spiderdama, Tarun, Rakesh, Guy, Anya, Jhonny, Photo, Joo, Carver, Sylvia, eileeninmd, Eden, Sandy, Samson: Thanks for the appreciation.

Protege, Nalini, Pearl, Shubd, LadyFi, Janice: Thanks, pierced stone work is the amazing work on this tomb.

magiceye, Martha, Regina, Grace, Jappa, JM, Deepak, Vicky, Jeevan, Gemma, Radha, Serendipity, Sweet, BLOGitse: Thanks for the appreciation.

Bhavesh, Mridula: Thanks. Very true, this place is little unknown.

Trotter, biologion, Bharath, Phivos, Evelyn: Thanks for the appreciation.

Jacob, Pam, Bhushavali, George, Cassie, Dianne: Thanks, pierced stone work is the amazing work on this tomb.