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Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Mandu

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  • The tomb is in the same complex as that of the Jama masjid and one of the first areas of visit in Mandu. A simple tomb with an impressive white colored dome and walls . Serene and impressive structure...  more »
  • Hosangshah (1405 – 1432 AD) was the renowned king of Mandu, who initiated the construction of this Marble mausoleum but did not complete it; his successor completed it in 1439 AD. Here is one mausoleu...  more »
  • It is the mausoleum of Hoshang Shah and it is is supposed to be the first marble edifice in India. Afghan architecture at its best with intricate marble lattice work, towers and courts. It seems to ha...  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.
  • 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.
  • Great architecture... first monument in india fully made of marble
  • Good place to pay a visit only when no sun above you 😅 . Nice spots for some cool pics.