Monday, September 13, 2010

Ibrahim Roza, Bijapur

This is located on the western outskirts of the Bijapur (State: Karnataka) city. Built sometime in 16th century, it is one of the most brilliant designs of Islamic architecture.

Here there are two buildings on a common platform, surrounded by beautiful gardens on three sides.
These buildings have perfect domes at the top with crescent moons, with symmetrical minarets at the four corners as can be seen from the images above. The huge doorways leads one into cool high-ceiling chambers. Between the two buildings is the place for water pool with fountains.

The building on the left is the tomb of ruler of Bijapur, Ibrahim Adil Shah II and his family. One can see inside this the tombs of he king, his queen, his daughter, two sons and his mother. It has minarets that rise to a height of 24 meters and are considered the inspiration for the minarets of the Taj Mahal.

The other building on the platform is the mosque.

58 comments:

jabblog said...

Those are majestic buildings and the gardens are beautiful.

Xavi said...

Spectacular images, Rajesh!!
Have a nice day!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi :)
sono incredibili questi palazzi !

Gwendolyn L said...

I really enjoy your photos and the story behind each one of them. I know it takes a lot of your time to put together such an interesting post. It is appreciated. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

What incredible, stunning temples/architecture! Superb captures as always Rajesh! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

ladyfi said...

Wow - that is a fabulous building. Love the dome -like a glittering globe! And the first shot is just stunning.

Carver said...

Magnificent structures and also imposing formal garden leading up to them.

Kay L. Davies said...

So beautiful, Rajesh. Your country is full of so many beautiful places.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

Joe Todd said...

All I can say is WOW

Arija said...

A splendid post of a time when status mattered greatly. Lovely architecture ably supported by the formal gardens.

joo said...

What else can I say - BEAUTIFUL!

ewok1993 said...

is this the first one that you feature where the garden is well manicured and so lush? i cannot remember any other temples that had a garden. what a bonus sight of greenery.

Barb said...

Hi Rajesh,
It's hard to fathom this architecture surviving since the 16th Century! Your perspective on the photos gives a good indication of size - what a majestic place!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Just wonderful Rajesh and that's quite a tomb!

magiceye said...

wow! amazing!

Marites said...

I initially this was Taj Mahal. Nonetheless, this is really beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

It is hard for me to get my brain around just how much beauty there is in your land. I am just in awe week after week.

V Rakesh said...

Magnificent buildings! Iconic!

George said...

What an impressive place. The gardens are beautiful and the buildings themselves are very impressive.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful architecure photos

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Zuzana said...

Wow, this is so incredibly majestic and awe evoking! Standing in that vantage point of the first picture must make anyone speech less...
Stunning images...
xoxo

Evelyn said...

Very nice. If I were there, I'd be taking lots and lots and lots of photos.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: That is an outstanding place to visit, love the gardens.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, what grandeur! Very impressive.

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent place and your pictures are wonderful, very well done!
Léia

RuneE said...

An amazing double feature here. The architect must have been the same ones or have copied each other closely.

Joyful said...

Beautiful structures and pristine gardens.

Lew said...

Amazing architecture! And built to last for centuries!

Gayle said...

The architectue is stunning and the perfectly laid out trees leading to the entrance in the 1st photo are beautiful.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Great place. Reminds me of the forts & tombs in and around Hydrabad!!!

Guess this waterfalls location!!!
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Babli said...

Wonderful architecture with beautiful garden. You have taken excellent shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

surprising to see all that green lawn there! Beautiful buildings.

gospelwriter said...

Beautiful photos, the buildings themselves are interesting, ornate, and thanks for your including your well-written commentary on them - I'm learning a lot today :)

snowleopard said...

Nice information.

Pratibha The Talent said...

quite similar to Taj Mahal as you already mentioned that it is considered as an inspiration for Taj Mahal.To me it appear like a Mummy TAJ MAHAL.great click and facts regarding this monument.

Carolyn Ford said...

These amazing buildings have stood the test of time! And, they are still gorgeous...such intricate detail in the architecture! Beautiful, Rajesh!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Fantastic,thanks f0r sharing with us!

Ann said...

incredible is the word. This is like the Bible saying, the poor will always be there.

Mohan said...

Nice captures... never been to bijapur.. should plan to visit sometime in future.

mrsnesbitt said...

Stunning architecture! Thanks so much for the tour!

Denise
ABC Team

Jingle said...

lovely.

Kero said...

impressive! they have whethered decades but they still look glorious. Thank you for the free tour!

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Roger Owen Green said...

these are always magnificent buildings you find!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Eden said...

Great place to visit. Impressive buildings. Thank you for sharing.

Vernz said...

as always Rajesh your place host the most magnificient structures in the world... awesome...

joshi daniel said...

nice and reminded me of Taj Mahal!

Gattina said...

I am wordless ! it's such a beautiful building !

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Incredible buildings and history!

kat-iTravel said...

All I can say is WOW! 2 thumbs up!

Happy ABC Wednesday.

Nalini Hebbar said...

loved the lawns...great place!

Jeevan said...

That's wonderful and well described the present nature! just few weeks back i watch a travel show on this monument! its beautiful.

lakshmi rajan said...

had visited it some 10 years back! brought back the memories :)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

been there once in childhood. Nice pics

shruthi said...

its reallt nice... loved the 1st pic

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Now I am waiting. Possibly next month I should be in Bijapur. Great Shots

Rajesh said...

Thanks for appreciating the beautiful architecture.

Sudhir: I am sure you will like visit to the mounuments in this old city.

JM said...

The top image is breathtaking! What a gorgeous place!

Rajesh said...

Thanks for the appreciation.