Friday, January 31, 2014

Picture Day Friday: Mohabbat Maqbara, Junagarh, India

Mohabbat Maqbara in Junagarh, India was built in 1878-92 by Mohabbat Khanji and Bahadur Khanji. It houses the grave of Nawab Bahaduddinbhai Hasainbhai.

The yellow mausoleum, with its combination of Indo-Islamic and Gothic architectures, "is a masterpiece of its kind with finely designed arches, vertical columns and elaborate stone carvings on the walls and windows. Its silver-decorated portals, the winding staircases encircling its four tall minarets, the old step-well in the grounds, and its onion-shaped dome contribute to its splendor." [Wikipedia]