Sultan Ghari's Tomb was built by Iltutmish in 1231 for his eldest son, Nasiru'd-Din Muhamad who took part in many wars on behalf of his father and died in 1229 at Lakhnauti. Nasiru'd-Din Muhammad was later re named as Sultan Ghari.
Sultan Ghari's Tomb was the first monumental tomb of the Muslims in northern India.
Architecture of Sultan Ghari's Tomb
The architecture of the tomb is distinct from other monuments of the era as the tomb resembles images and structures present in ancient Hindu temples.
Sultan Ghari's Tomb is octagonal in shape and in set amidst green lawns and gardens. The tomb is encircled in a courtyard which is walled on the northern and southern direction and has colonnades on the eastern and western sides. The sandstone pillars are exclusively designed.
The corridors where used as a place for education called madrasa. In the olden times the corridors of Sultan Ghari's Tomb served the purpose of sharing knowledge.
Sultan Ghari's Tomb - Architecture
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