2015-06-15

Mahabat Maqbara, The Historical Landmark Of Junagadh

Mahabat Maqbara is also the Mausoleum of Bahaduddinbhai Hasainbhai, a beautiful cemetery in Junagadh, India, once the home of the Nawabs of Junagadh. Beautiful arches, same as big mansions, and large stones. The architecture is detailed and well-crafted. It has well-carved silver doors. Its impressive art and craftsmanship make it one of the city's most important historical landmarks. The city of Junagadh has 18th-century mausoleums built by the Nabsabs in the area around the Chitkana Chowk.

It was started in 1878 by Mahabbat Khanji and completed in 1892 by his successor, Bahadur Kanji, Mohabbat Maqbara has the tombs of Mohabbat Khanji and tomb of Bahar ud din Bhar "Bahauddin Maqbara" of Bahaduddinbhai Hasainbhai, Vizir of Nawab Rasul Khanji. Standing on the tomb of Nawab Mahabat Khan II, it is shown that the tomb is a mixture of Muslim, Hindu, and European influences, similar to the royal monuments of Junagadh from the late 19th century.

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Tomb of Bahauddin Vazir


Mahabat Maqbara is a palace-mausoleum in Junagadh district in the Indian state of Gujarat, near the holy Girnar Hills in Saurashtra. Junagadh's etymological description of "Old Fort" gives the palace its distinctive name "The Old Fort Palace". The yellow mausoleum, Mahabat Maqbara, is an art form of its kind with well-designed arches, vertical columns, and intricate stone carvings on the walls and windows. The structure is relatively traditional, with a central corridor flanked by four towers and four corners. Its silver-plated holes, curved stairs surrounding its four long minarets, and its onion-shaped dome contribute to its beauty. The towers have each external spiral staircase that winds down in opposing directions to achieve symmetry.

Bahauddin Maqbara


With a combination of Indo-Islamic and Gothic structures, Mahabat Maqbara conveys a sense of equality and exchange between the two cultures. Jammi Masjid is on one side of the cemetery and the maqbara of Vazir is on the other side. Mahabbat Maqbara is usually closed to the public but can be seen by finding buttons in the mosque located in the mausoleum. Among the castles and monuments in Gujarat province, Mahabat Maqbara is a fine example of nineteenth-century art.

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Mahabat Maqbara, The Historical Landmark Of Junagadh
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Mahabat Maqbara Junagarh, Gujarat, India

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Mausoleum of Bahaduddinbhai Hasainbhai
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Mahabbat Muqbara Junagarh, Gujarat, India 
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Mahabat Maqbara, Mullawada, Junagadh, Gujarat 362001
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Mahabat Maqbara, Mullawada, Junagadh, Gujarat 362001
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Mahabat Maqbara, Mullawada, Junagadh, Gujarat 362001
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Mahabat Maqbara, Mullawada, Junagadh, Gujarat 362001
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The Historical Landmark Of Junagadh | Mahabat Maqbara | Video
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Mahabat Maqbara, Mullawada, Junagadh, Gujarat 362001
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Mahabat Maqbara Architecture — Mahabat Maqbara is a spectacular palace-tomb in Junagadh, India. It's an unusual combination of Indo-Islamic, European, and Gothic architecture, and is one of the city's most important historical landmarks. The decor is rather less typical of India and includes many smaller arches, intricately designed arches, French windows, vertical Gothic columns, and bright silver doors. The interior and exterior facades are decorated with intricate stone carvings.

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