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Iltutmish's Tomb, New Delhi

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  • The tomb of Iltutmish was built in 1235 A.D. It is situated just outside the north-west corner of the Quwwat-ul-Islam near the Qutub Minar.Inside the tomb there are three mihrabs (prayer niches). The ...  more »
  • 05 March, 2016. I had a cousin visiting us from the US, and we chose the Qutub complex to go, a place which we had visited together as children, a good four decades back. One of the prominent places o...  more »
  • really in my idea this was the most beautiful tomb in the complex , its external face never shows the beauty which you see as you enter the tomb . two beautiful calligraphy carving whole inside the to...  more »
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  • That's not a mughal architecture. It's good place to visit specially for scholars.
  • Just near the Alai Minar is the tomb of Iltutmish who was the the successor of Qutubuddin Aibak and was the greatest ruler of the Slave dynasty. Iltutmish's tomb is one of the earliest examples of the spectacular Muslim architecture in India. This tomb is a square tomb without a dome . It is believed that the dome was originally there but had fallen off later. When you look at this monument from outside it looks like a very simple and plain tomb . Once you enter inside, you can see the tomb very beautifully and ornately carved from inside. The cenotaph is made of marble with some calligraphy on its base.
  • Beautiful, Islamic caligraphy and ayats, however it will be in ruins due to poor maintainance.
  • The tomb of theDelhi Sultanateruler,Iltutmish, the secondSultan of Delhi(r. 1211–1236 AD), built 1235 CE,is also part of theQutb MinarComplex in Mehrauli, New Delhi. The central chamber is a 9 mt. sq. and hassquinches, suggesting the existence of a dome, which has since collapsed. The main cenotaph, in white marble,is placed on a raised platform in the centre of the chamber. The facade is known for its ornate carving, both at the entrance and the interior walls. The interior west wall has a prayer niche (mihrab) decorated with marble, and a rich amalgamation of Hindu motives into Islamic architecture, such as bell-and-chain, tassel, lotus,diamond emblems.
  • This is a beautifull Tomb beautiful Mughal architecture

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