Tomb of Mariam Zamani, Agra

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The Tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani is the mausoleum of Mariam-uz-Zamani, the Hindu consort of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The tomb was built by Jahangir, in memory of his mother Mariam-uz-Zamani. The tomb is located in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra.
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  • This tomb is built for Jodha bhai, made of red stone. Beautiful Mughal structure. Well maintained. Just opposite to Sikandra Tomb on National Highway. Not on tourist map as nothing very great about th...  more »
  • C is a bit far from the city and there are many graves in Agra, but it's beautiful buildings that deserve at least a visit!
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  • It's dedicated to Jhodha Bai and bear Akbar's tomb and surrounded by good ground enjoy with friends .  more »
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  • One of the most relaxing place in Sikandra. Nearby people visit regularly in the morning for jogging and do yoga. The tomb looks magnificent and the greenery enhances the beauty. Maintained impressively looks neat and clean. Not too popullated.The best time to visit is early morning to freshen up your mind and see it's true beauty. Parking is free and after 7AM a small entry free is applicable.
  • The Tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani is the mausoleum of Mariam-uz-Zamani, the Queen consort of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The tomb was built by Jahangir, in memory of his mother Mariam-uz-Zamani. The tomb is located in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra. Heer Kunwari was born a Rajput princess and was also the eldest daughter of Raja Bharmalof Amer.  She was married to Emperor Akbar in 1562 CE. She was honoured with the title Mariam-uz-Zamani ("Mary of the Age") after she gave birth to Jahangir. She died in Agra in 1623 and her son Jahangir built a tomb for her in between 1623 and 1627 CE. The tomb is only a kilometer away from the Tomb of Akbar the Great, the only nearest of all the tombs of his other wives. The structure was originally an open baradari(pleasure pavilion) under Sikander Lodi, who built it in 1495 AD. It was adopted by the Mughals in 1623 AD and was converted into a tomb by making a crypt below the central compartment and remodelling it substantially. The mausoleum contains three tombstones: one in the underground mortuary chamber, which is the grave itself; the cenotaph above it; and another cenotaph on the terrace. The ground floor consists of some forty chambers built by Sikander Lodi, which bears faint traces of paintings on plastered walls. The centre of the ground floor houses the cenotaph of Mariam. This square tomb stands in the centre of the Mughal garden. It is built on a raised platform with stairs on its northern and southern sides. The two corridors running from east to west and from north to south divide the structure into nine sections that are further subdivided into smaller compartments. The largest one is at the centre, four smaller square ones at the corners and four oblong ones in their middle. Massive piers have been used to support the broad arches and vaulted ceilings. The tomb is built of brick and mortar, and finished with stucco. The facades (exterior) of the building were reconstructed with red sandstone panels and a chhajja with the addition of duchhati(mezzanine floors) at the corners by the Mughals. On each facade there is a rectangular structure which projects forward and has a pointy arch in it. It is flanked on either sides by wings, which consists of three arches and a set of double arches, one over the other, thus accommodating a duchhatti at each corner of the building. The wings are protected by chhajjas.The duchhatti are accessible by stairways. The tomb also contains the work of the Mughals, who remodelled them by adding chhatris and chhaparkhats. The tomb has four massive octagonal chhatris on its four corners, and four oblong chhaparkhats in the centre of the four sides. Each chhatri is made out of red sandstone with a white dome and stands on a square platform. The domes are crowned with an inverted lotus or 'padma kosha'. Brackets have been used to support the internal lintels and external chhajja, five on each pillar, making a total of 40 brackets in one chhatri. Each chhaparkhat is rectangular and has eight pillars with a similar cluster of brackets and a white roof. These chhatris and chhaparkhats are the most important ornament of the whole composition. The rectangular chhaparkhats with eight pillars and a cluster of brackets resemble the corner cupolas.The tomb doesn't have a dome. The mausoleum is of architectural importance in the category of Mughal tombs without a dome. Another important aspect of the tomb is that it is identical both in the front and the rear. Unlike other Mughal era structures, the back entrance is not a dummy but an actual entrance.
  • Bahut clean h Kafi hara bhara bhi h Shant jagah h Picnic k liye bhi accha h As google serch Akbar married a Rajput princess named Mariam for political influence over Rajputs. She is known popularly as Jodha. It is said that Akbar allowed her to remain as a Hindu and also let her take part in the court activities (women were not allowed to do so).  A lot of history about Jodha is still in shadows. What remains as an explicit reminder is her tomb. The real name of Mariam is Heer Kunwari.She is the mother of Jahangir. She is also called as Madiam uz Zamani which means Mary of all ages.  This tomb was built by Jahangir in memory of his mother. It is said that she wished to be rested nearer to her husband than any of his other wives. Thus, the tomb is within one kilometre from the tomb of Akbar. It has three storeys. The lowest one is the grave, the cenotaph is in the middle or lower floor and the top floor is the terrace with garden. The ground floor has about forty chambers. The tomb has many architectural masterpieces. This tomb does not have a dome, unlike other Mughal empire tombs.  This monument looks the same from front and back. If you think you have already visited a lot of graves, you should visit this to know that not all tombs are the same in Mughal Empire.
  • It Is a place located near sikandra, it Is a beautiful place snd couples come here to have some chitchat, lush green gardens are present all around the tomb, entrance ticket is of 15 rupees for Indians
  • Heer Kunwari was born a Rajput princess and was also the eldest daughter of Raja Bharmalof Amer.[2] [3][4][9] She was married to Emperor Akbar in 1562 CE.[5] [3][4] She was honoured with the title Mariam-uz-Zamani ("Mary of the Age") after she gave birth to Jahangir.[2][5] [10]She died in Agra in 1623[5] and her son Jahangir built a tomb for her in between 1623 and 1627 CE.[11][12][13]The tomb is only a kilometer away from the Tomb of Akbar the Great, the only nearest of all the tombs of his other wives.[14][15]
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