Hazira Maqbara – Qutbuddin’s Tomb – Vadodara

Where : Danteshwar, Vadodara, Gujarat

About the Tomb : The mausoleum known as Hazira contains the graves of Qutbuddin Muhammad Khan who was the tutor of Salim, son and successor of Akbar. He was killed in 1583 by Muzaffar III in the last sultan of Gujarat.  It looks like the Mughal tombs at Delhi and is built on high octagonal platform with smaller gates on the cardinal directions and five arches on each side. The real grave is in an underground chamber and the false grave in the tomb chamber. The Quranic texts in Arabic are carved, inside tomb chamber, on lintels, arches and also above Jali work on eastern side walls. The mausoleum has a double dome and seems to have been a garden tomb and vav or step well to its across west the modern road was perhaps used for supplying the water to the garden.

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A Man offering his prayers!
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The Pigeon and the Beautiful window!


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The Tomb
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The garden area
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The Step Well


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The Group Photo!
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