If you are visiting the shrine of Nizamuddin Auliya, then be sure to visit the Structures near Nizamuddin's Tomb. The Structure near Nizamuddin's Tomb are all well worth a visit, some because of the remarkable architectural dexterity shown in them and others because of the stories that are associated with them and yet others for sheer historical value. Some of the Structures near Nizamuddin's Tomb are as follows
Jamat Khana Masjid
This Masjid was built in the year 1325 by Khizr Khan, the son of Alauddin Khilji. Built with red sandstone, this mosque is located to the west of Nizamuddin's Tomb. The mosque bears a lot of resemblance to the Alai Darwaza. It consists of three bays and of these three bays the Central Bay is a little higher. The arches are embellished with Lotus buds.
Chini Ka Burj
This small mosque is known by this name (Tower of Tiles) because of the extensive use of colored tiles particularly to decorate the interiors of the upper chamber of the mosque. It dates to the Lodi period and has three compartments and all these compartments have an arched opening.
This tomb is of an unknown entity. There are three arched entrances and a vaulted roof in this marble pavilion. One cannot but help marveling at the architectural skills shown in the construction of this tomb.
Tomb of Amir Khusrau
The Tomb of Amir Khusrau, a disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya is located at the southern end of the main enclosure. He was a famous poet and is credited with the invention of the Sitar, a musical instrument and Qawwali, a musical form.
Tomb of Jahanara
Jahanara, the favorite daughter of Emperor Shahjahan was his companion when he was kept imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb at Agra's Red Fort. Her tomb lies to the south of the tomb of Nizamuddin Auliya. The tomb is very simple. It has no roof, just a marble head stone where her epitaph is inscribed. It contains the following beautiful lines which she wrote herself - "Let naught but the green grass cover the grave of Jahanara,
For grass is the fittest covering for the tomb of the lowly.
Tomb of Mohammad Shah
The ornamented Tomb of Mohammad Shah, the Emperor of Delhi from 1719 to 1748 lies here. Marble screens exquisitely carved adorn his tomb.
Tomb of Mirza Jahangir
Mirza Jahangir was the eldest son of Akbar. He passed away at the young age of 31 in the year 1837 and his body also rests here.
The Baoli is a sacred well which was built by Hazrat Nizamuddin himself. There is a very interesting story attached to the construction of the shrine. Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq was building the city of Tughlaqabad when the well was being constructed. He ordered his work force not to work anywhere else. So the laborers decide to work at night. This further infuriated the Sultan who then ordered that oil would not be sold so that they could not work at night. But amazingly when the laborers used the water of the well it served their purpose. It is also believed that the water has healing properties.
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