Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sarkhej Roza - Tomb of Sheikh Ahmed Khattu, Ahmedabad

The Sarkhej Roza Complex at Ahmedabad has various interesting structures. One among them is the early 15th century structure the Tomb of Sheikh Ahmed Khattu Ganj Baksh. 



Roofed by a large central dome, it is surrounded by rows of 13 domes on each side. The central square, on which the dome stands has double pillars. 




The architecture is based on both Islamic and Hindu principles. While the ringed domes, the profusion of pillars and brackets follow the Islamic genre, much of the ornamentation and motifs have Hindu designs.



The walls are panelled with trellised windows of perforated stone works in a variety of designs. 

18 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

Beautiful creation and the perforated windows are gorgeous, Rajesh!...:)JP

Jeevan said...

Loved the panel designs and you captured it so well! Beautiful capture on the structure

Jim said...

Magnificent.
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Photo Cache said...

I like this structure very much.

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Pietro and Cynthia said...

What a beauty, great shots!

Margaret Adamson said...

beautiful window designs. Have a lovely weekend.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What beautiful, intricate architecture. The trellised windows are stunning with different designs.

Kay L. Davies said...

There are so many beautiful buildings in your country, Rajesh.
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Thomas Lee said...

a nicely ventilated tomb.

Jeannie Marie said...

Those are wonderful windows!! How different they are from what we have here. I love the varied designs in each one.

EG CameraGirl said...

Incredibly interesting architecture in India!

Arun Prasadh said...

Nice pattern

namaki said...

Impressive building ! Wants to defy time !

harshita joshi said...

Nice combo of islamic and hindu architecture,beautiful pictures

Alok singhal said...

Nice to see this structure, glad knowing it has Hindu and Islamic cultural mix!

AlexaT said...

Wonderful ornamentations! Gorgeous to see such beauty of art! Greetings!

Leena Walawalkar said...

Lovely shots!

power king pawan kalayan said...

Really awesome pictures with great locations wonderful share