Monday, March 14, 2016

Mahbat Maqbara, Junagadh

Nawab Mahbat Khan controlled the city of Junagadh from 1851 to 1852. In the year 1892 over his grave a tomb is built architecture of which is exquisite. The tomb is known by the Mahbat Maqbara.



The architecture is a mix of Hindu, Islamic and European. Its striking appearance makes it one of the city's most important historical landmarks.



Notable European features are the floor-to-lintel French windows and Gothic columns alongside the doors and windows.



Sadly, today this historic monument is in a neglected state and surely deserves better attention for one of the unique architecture it showcases.



34 comments:

Cloudia said...

Remarkable!

rupam sarma said...

Amazing, Great clicks.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Wow! That building is stunning - it would be fabulous to see it in person! Love your close up shots of the details!! Happy week ahead to you~

Anamika said...

Awesome designing. It's a unique piece of art itself. India is a "jewel of history" such a beautiful monument. Gujarat is a beautiful place to visit.

Jeevan said...

Awesome monument comprising multiple architecture style! Stunning capture, Rajesh

joo said...

This architecture is awesome!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, lindos monumentos com arquitectura que faz pensar na dificuldade na construção, os mesmos estão repletos de historia e encantam.
AG

bj said...

WOW....I've never seen such beauty on a building. Just stunning.
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Al said...

What a fantastic monument, it's sad that it's deteriorating.

Thomas Lee said...

a majestiic tomb

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

The architecture is beautiful, with its mixture of Eastern and Western styles.

Fun60 said...

It is sad that it may be lost one day due to neglect.

Angie Church said...

what a magestic picture so elegant and I am sure full of stories as well as age
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Photo Cache said...

Pretty doesn't begin to describe this building.

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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The architecture of this tomb is amazingly beautiful! I like the onion domes on the top--looks Byzantine. I hope that an organization will begin to do better maintenance of this structure so it is not lost.

carol l mckenna said...

Very beautiful building and wonderful photography ~ thanks.

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ladyfi said...

So gorgeous!

Linda said...

That is incredible decoration! Thanks for sharing this.

joshidaniel.com said...

looks so nice :)

Birgitta said...

Wow! Amazing building!

Melody Steenkamp said...

stunning building


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Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I am always fascinated by architecture that blends various cultural styles. Happy ABC Wednesday!

Joyful said...

It's a very impressive building.

Reader Wil said...

It would be a great shame when this magnificent building is going to fall into decay.
Thanks for your excellent photos.
Wil, ABCW Team

Roger Owen Green said...

Such detail!

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Joy said...

I like how the different styles are layered. Beautiful architecture.

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Wonderful!

Suzy said...

Beautiful building How sad it's being neglected.

edenhills said...

Stunning architecture! It's a shame something so beautiful is being neglected.

magiceye said...

Marvelous structures. Sad to read about the neglect.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Its always surprises me how they made so fine and complex designs...its always great to see such architectural works.
Loved the pics a lot.

purba chakraborty said...

Wow amazing architecture :)

Beloo Mehra said...

Interesting fusion architectural details!

Yogi Saraswat said...

Remarkable architect !!