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What Makes the Gol Gumbaz Astonishing?

18-MAY-2016 17:12

    Gol Gumbaz, the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur, is located in Bijapur, Karnataka. The name means 'circular dome', and the tomb indeed has one of the biggest domes in India, with a diameter of 44 metres. It was completed in 1656 and its architect was Yaqut of Dabul. The amazing feature of this dome is that it stands unsupported by pillars. The dome houses the tombs of Muhammad Adil Shah, his two wives, his mistress, his daughter and grandson.

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    Facts on Gol Gumbaz:

    1. Gol Gumbaz, the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur.

    2. It is located in Bijapur, karnataka.

    3. The meaning of this dame is 'circular dome'.

    4. It was completed in 1656.

    5. Its architect was Yaqut of Dabul.

    6. It’s an excellent example of Indo-Islamic architecture.

    7. The amazing feature of this dome is that it stands unsupported by pillars.

    8. The dome houses the tombs of Muhammad Adil Shah, his two wives, his mistress, his daughter and grandson.

    9. It has floor area of 1703 square metres, height of 33 metres, and a diameter of 37 metres while the walls of the mausoleum are 3 metres thick.

    10. The exact position of the real tomb is indicated by the wooden canopy kept on the high platform at the middle of the floor of the hall.

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