Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Mandu

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  • This is a large marble edifice that King Hoshang Shah visualized for himself but died elsewhere and took some uncertain time for him to be actually brought here.The Taj Mahal architects reportedly stu...  more »
  • This is one of the oldest marble edifice and a sign of excellence of afghan architecture. This has large domes, wonderful marble lattice work done with remarkable delicacy. It was of such excellence t...  more »
  • It is a tomb in memory of Alp Khan (1406-35), who acquired the name of Hushanhg Shah after declaring himself an independent Islamic king of Malwa Region. This structure is worth seeing, completely of ...  more »
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  • The entrance to the Hoshang Shah's tomb is through a porch, square in plan, with well-proportioned and artistic arched openings on three sides supporting the marble dome above. The interior of the porch is plain except for a band of carved miniature arches set with blue ornamented tiles.The exterior of the dome is also simple with a low protective wall carved in relief along its drum and a band of stars cut in the stonework below. The main sarcophagus of Hoshang is carved in th form of a coffin with receding bands and with a mihrab moulded at the top having posts of Hindu design. There are also other graves below the dome only three of which are in marble. Externally the dome is flat and heavy, adorned with small domed turrets or tower-shaped projection on a building, of rather conical shape, at the four corners. To the west of the Tomb is a series of columns with three rows of pillars dividing its depth of 7.6 m into three aisles. What is interesting here is the predominant influence of Hindu architecture in the designs of the pillars and brackets and the arrangement of the flat roof supported on horizontal beams. At the back of the colonnade is a long and narrow hall with a long barrel-vaulted ceiling. It is believed that earlier this was shiv Temple, later it is converted into tomb.
  • It's a historical place located at mandu, it looks nice when the weather is cloudy. Best time to visit is during the rainy season. It's not a very big place. The tomb is full of historical inscriptions.
  • The tomb is ancient construction but well managed at Mandav. The gardens are very nicely maintained. One must visit the tomb if visit mandav.
  • Well when we visited this place the it was quite hot weather but inside the tomb was calm n cool we sat there for hours enjoying the breeze
  • The structure is another example of the impressive history of the place. The structure has deteriorated a bit, but still showcases it's brilliance.

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