Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ibrahim Roza ,Bijapur.


Ibrahim Roza is one of the brilliant specimens of Muslim architecture in Bijapur, Karnataka , India. The construction of the tomb of Ibrahim Roza is credited to Ibrahim Adil Shah II. Ibrahim Adil Shah II constructed this tomb as a tribute to his queen Taj Sultana. It is designed by a Persian architect, Malik Sandal

Ibrahim Roza is counted among one of the most beautiful evidences of Islamic architecture. Ibrahim-Roza in Bijapur strongly signifies elegance and detailing of artwork. It features minarets that rise up to a height of 24 meters and is believed to be the inspiration for the lovely minarets of the Taj Mahal. 

 This tomb is an exquisite place, which provide the visitors an insight into the elegant Muslim architecture of the time. This splendid structure consists of interconnected buildings. They are richly decorated with wall sculptures and wall hangings belonging to the ancient age when Adil Shah II lived. 

It is estimated that this tomb was constructed between 15 th to 17 th century. Ibrahim Roza and a mosque are set in a walled garden facing a lovely ornamental pond. Minarets mark the corners of every building, and the dome above rises from a lotus petal base. Ibrahim-Roza, Bijapur is a place worth visiting in Bijapur to experience the rich culture of the place. The tomb is supposed to have been an inspiration for the Taj Mahal at Agra.

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                                                  Information and picture taken from Google.