Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tomb of Ghous Mohammed, Gwalior

In the 16th century Ghous Mohammed was a Afghan Prince who later turned into a sufi saint. He had helped Babur to win the Gwalior fort. (Click on all the images for bigger picture)

In Gwalior there is mausoleum built for him in the typical Mughal architecture.

Here the interesting aspect are hexagonal pillars and screens using pierced stone technique. The marvelous stone works coupled with an excellent architecture, the tomb looks gorgeous.

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