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Friday, November 15, 2013

Bai Harir Sultani Mosque & Tomb (Ahmedabad - Gujarat)

Just behind Dada Harir ni Vav, is this Bai Harir Sultani Mosque and Tomb. This was also built about 1500 AD. This said to be the final resting place of Bai Harir. There are 5 tombs within this. 

According to the board outside, she was the chief officer of the female quarters of the Sultan Mahmood Begda of Gujarat. There isn't more information on this place, so, over to pictures! Beginning with the Jali work on the windows!






The ceiling!

It had a narrow path of step that lead to the terrace of the mosque, on either sides of the main shrine.






TO GET THERE:
Located just behind Dada Harir ni Vav. 
Check my previous post to reach there.

On Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/t9Nbe

P.S: Thanks to Fly Tagged for this memorable trip!

8 comments:

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  3. Good one. The mosque is a simplified version of Bibi Achyut Kuki’s or Miyan Khan Chishti’s. A Persian epigraph records that this fine building and excellent edifice and lofty colonnade and the four fresco walls were built and the fruit-bearing trees were planted together with the well and the reservoir, so that men and animals may benefit, during the reign of Mahmud Shah by Bai Harir Sultani.
    This lofty colonnaded mosque, must have been originally situated in a fine garden, but is now rather desolate and full of accretionary construction. Bai Harir Sultani was the Superintendent of the royal harem. According to the Sanskrit inscription, it took 329,000 Mahmudis (a gold issue, of Sultan Mahmud Begada) thus making the expenditure over the monuments about a lack and a half. This is indeed a tidy sum, and shows the great influence the Bai Harir would have wielded in the palace

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  4. Beautiful Pictures! Commendable work !

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