The Tomb of Mohammed Mommin–Nakodar Tomb

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The Tomb of Mohammed Mommin–Nakodar Tomb

The Tomb of Mohammed Momin was erected over the mortal remains of Ustad Muhammed Momin also known as Ustad Ustad Muhammed Husseini alias Hafizak, a tambura player in the service of Khan-I-Khanan, one of the Navaratnas in the court of Emperor Akbar in AD 1021 (AD 1612). Standing on an octagonal platform and approached by a flight of steps on two sides, it is square from inside and octagonal on outside. Surmounted by a pinnacle, the hemispherical dome sits over a low cylindrical drum and is relieved by four cupolas. Each of the longer face is pierced by deep recesses while the shorter by half octagonal recesses placed one over the other, all covered by pointed arches. The entrances are on the northern and southern recesses while the other recesses are blocked with pierced tracery screens. The middle portions of the panels on the exterior and the arch spandrels are decorated with geometric design in glazed tile work. The upper and lower panel, framed in lines of red plastered bricks, contain painted designs showing guldastas (flower bouqet). Originally within the burial chamber are two elegent sarcophagi of sienna colored marble inlaid with white marble inscription , which are now lost.

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One thought on “The Tomb of Mohammed Mommin–Nakodar Tomb

    IdealisticRebel said:
    November 13, 2013 at 18:52

    It is a beautiful building and a fitting homage I am sure.


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