Saturday, 6 April 2013

Chausath Khamba

Chausath (the number 64 said in Hindi) is a tomb which was built in 1623-24. It is located in Nizamuddin precincts of Sufi Muslim shrines and tomb in New Delhi, India.

Some Interesting Facts!!

  1)    The name chausath is the word for the number 64 in Hindi and Urdu. The tomb has 64 pillars hence the name.


2)    The monument was built by Mirza Aziz Koka, son of Ataga Khan, as a mausoleum to himself. A mausoleum is an external free- standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person.

3) It is a structure made with white marble.

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