Chausath Khamba, New Delhi

Chausath Khamba, also spelled Chaunsath Khamba (Urdu: چونسٹھ کھمبا‎, Hindi: चौंसठ खम्बा), is a tomb built during 1623–24. It is located in Nizamuddin precincts of Sufi Muslim shrines and tombs in New Delhi, India. The name means "64 pillars" in Urdu and Hindi. It was built by Mirza Aziz Koka, son of Ataga Khan, as a mausoleum for himself, at the time when Mughal Emperor Jahangir ruled from Delhi. Mirza Aziz Koka had served several times as Jahangir’s Governor of Gujarat before he died in Gujarat.
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  • Delhi is full of medieval tombs, and most of them are fairly predictable when it comes to shape: most of them—probably somewhere around 95%—are domed. One of the rare exceptions, and that too a tomb.....  more »
  • Chausath Khamba is a place near famous Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah in Nizamuddin Basti accessed through narrow alleys. This monument is maintained by Aga Khan Trust and has been renovated. It houses many....  more »
  • The Chausath Khamba (64 pillars) is a literal name and description of the mausoleum of Ataga Khan and his family. The structure is a beautiful white marble building with walls of latticeworks. The...  more »
  • You can spent your time. it's Very peacefull and silence place. Here is no any charges to pay for visit. You can visit ur Family for spent some time.
  • A peaceful spot in the Nizamuddin complex. Also, contains the tomb of poet Mirza Ghalib. One can take some photos and relax here before entering or after exiting the crowded shine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia.
  • Chausath Khamba monument was initially built as a hall in an innovative eclectic architectural style of the Mughal period. It was later converted into a tomb. It is a square structure constructed entirely of white marble. The structure (pictured with facades) has 64 columns that support twenty five bays. Each bay supports a dome. The domes are not visible externally since they are reverse domes (picture). The roof is flat. Each wall has five archesthat are held by square pilasters. In each face, between each of five pilasters, marble trellised screens have been fixed.[2][4]  Ataga Khan’s Tomb near Chausath Khamba According to inscriptions, the structure houses the tomb of Mirza Aziz Koka (also named Kotaltash). The tomb of his father, Ataga Khan, the Prime Minister of Akbar, is also in the vicinity. In addition, there are several other unidentified tombs inside this monument.[1][5] It is considered the family shrine of Atgah Khan.[6] The structure is enclosed and has an imposing entrance gate. The Ghalibtomb is located adjoining this structure on the northern side.[3] Comparison is drawn to a similar tomb built in marble in Sarkhej in Gujarat where Mirza Aziz Koka served several times as Jahangir’s Governor of Gujarat. He died in Sarkhej and was temporarily buried there. His remains were later shifted to Chausath Khamba.[2]
  • Tomb of Mirza Aziz Kokah popularly known as Chausath Khamba is near the Nizamuddin Dargah shrine complex  He was the foster brother of Akbar & one of the leading nobles at the courts of Akbar  & Jahangir Mirza Aziz Koka built this mausoleum for himself during Jahangir's reign It is a square, white marble mausoleum with 64 columns that support twenty five bays with a reverse dome. Each facade has five arches held by square pilasters with marble screens fixed between pilasters
  • Nice Place 64 pillars of marbles that hold the 25 domes.

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