Safdarjung's Tomb

Safdarjung's Tomb

Safdarjung's Tomb is a garden tomb in a marble mausoleum in Delhi, India. It was built in 1754 in the style of late Mughal architecture. The top story of the edifice houses the Archaeological Survey of India. The garden, in the style evolved by the Mughal Empire that is now known as the Mughal gardens style known as a "charbagh", is entered through an ornate gate. Its facade is decorated with elaborate plaster carvings.cite web
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Description

The tomb was built for Safdarjung, the powerful prime minister of Muhammad Shah who was the weak Mughal emperor from 1719 to 1748. [cite web
url=http://lucknow.nic.in/Safdar.htm
title=SafdarJung (1739-1754)
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accessdate=2007-03-28
] The central tomb has a huge dome. There are four water canals leading to four buildings. One has an ornately decorated gateway while the other three are pavilions, with living quarters built into the walls. Octagonal towers are in the corners. The canals are four oblong tanks, one on each side of the tomb.

Pictures of the monument

Notes

ee also

*Safdarjung
*Shalimar Gardens (Lahore)
*Shalimar Gardens (Kashmir)
*Lucknow
*Awadh

External links

* [http://www.4dw.net/royalark/India4/oudh5.htm The complete genealogy of Safdarjung]
* [http://lucknow.nic.in/Safdar.htm Safdarjung]
* [http://www.indiancoins.8m.com/awadh/AwadhHist.html#SAFDARJUNG Safdarjung coins]
* [http://www.incredibledelhi.com/delhi-places-see/safdarjung-tomb.html Tomb of Safdarjung]


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