Monday, September 12, 2016

Bahauddin ka Maqbara, Junagadh

When Junagadh was under the control Nawab Mahbat Khan in the 19th Century he had a wazir by name Bahaduddinbhai Hasainbhai in his court.  This beautiful mausoleum was built for this wazir and it shares the space with the Nawab in the same compound. 



It is adjacent to another beautiful mausoleum Mahbat Maqbara. This exhibits fine piece of 19th century architecture that is a fusion of Indo-Islamic-Gothic styles that has beautiful marble jalis.



This magnificent maqbara in all 4 directions has stunning corkscrew minarets. 



Sadly today it is in a state of neglect. If this is not addressed immediately it will be only in pictures we will see them.

22 comments:

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots.

Andrei Barbu said...

Great place!Very well composed your images!

Jeevan said...

Indeed, such marvelous monuments need to be preserved and you captured it so well!

Lady Fi said...

So beautiful. Those minarets with the winding stairs on the outside are fabulous!

s.c said...

No building problems in those times.

Melody Steenkamp said...

very ornate buildings

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Amit Agarwal said...

Nicely captured!

Photo Cache said...

I must say that all the temples you feature are incredible. But my heart loves this design so much.

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

it really is too beautiful to let it fall into ruin (and literally fall is what I suppose it will do if they don't fix it). I don't remember seeing anything on your blog before with that amazing corkscrew architecture).

Al said...

Wow - what a stunning mausoleum. I hope they find a way to preserve it.

joshidaniel.com said...

beautiful :)

Light and Voices said...

This architecture is absolutely beautiful! Nice photos!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Magnificent is the perfect word for describing these wondrous buildings.

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! nice twisting stairways of the minarets

NatureFootstep said...

this is something I have not seen before. Love the stair tower.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Beautiful architect, good to know about this place.

magiceye said...

Fascinating architecture!

Rakesh Pandey said...

Loved the minaret with the spiral staircase! Beautiful images!

Yogi Saraswat said...

I am aware of History but these pictures come to me very first time . Well said , the administration should think about it as these monuments are part of our rich History !!

purba chakraborty said...

Wow! The winding stairs look fascinating :)

Abhi said...

Beautiful. Heard about this for the first time. Its an amazing piece of architecture !

D.Nambiar said...

So ornate!!