Bibi Ka Maqbara Quick Facts

PlaceAurangabad, Maharashtra (India)
Build in1660 AD to 1661 AD
Build byMuhammad Azam Shah
ArchitectAta-ullah, Hanspat Rai
TypeCultural, Mausoleum

Bibi Ka Maqbara Overview

Maharashtra, one of the largest and most wealthy states of India, has contained many historical and amazing stories itself. Indian history is made up of the history of many great and powerful empires, one of these powerful empires was the Mughal Empire which expanded throughout India. Azam, son of the famous Mughal ruler Aurangzeb, built a tomb in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra after the death of his mother Dilras Banu Begum, which is known as Bibi's tomb.

Bibi Ka Maqbara History

Dilras Banu Begum was born in the main Safavid dynasty of Iran (Persia). He married Mughal Prince Aurangzeb (Muhi-ud-Din) on 8 May 1637. She was his first and most beloved wife. They had five children, including Muhammad Azam Shah and Adi. While giving birth to her fifth child, Dilras Banu Begum probably suffered from a terrible fever and died on 8 October 1657 a month later.

Aurangzeb and his after his death The eldest son Azam Shah was completely broken. After which he decided that he would make a sign in his memory and after about three years Aurangabad chose a certain place where the tomb was to be started, but Aurangzeb was able to build only the tomb. After Aurangzeb, the construction of the mausoleum was handled by Azam Shah and tried to build the mausoleum in the same style in which the tomb of her grandmother (Mumtaz Mahal) was built. Later this mausoleum was known as Bibi's Tomb ("Tomb of the Lady").

Bibi Ka Maqbara Interesting Facts

  1. According to the date Nama of Ghulam Mustafa, this historical tomb was built between about 1660 AD to 1661 AD.
  2. The construction of this tomb took about 1 year and cost about 6,68,7 rupees.
  3. The foundation for the construction of this tomb was first laid by Aurangzeb, after which the task of completing it was done by Muhammad Azam Shah, the eldest son of Aurangzeb.
  4. This Tomb has 4 minarets and the height of each minaret is about 275 meters.
  5. This Tomb has been built by two of the most famous architects of the Mughal Empire, Ata-Ullah and Hanspat Rai.
  6. This Tomb is built in the middle of a beautiful garden which is known as Charbagh Garden.
  7. It is often compared with the Taj Mahal which is also called the Deccani Taj.
  8. The marble used to build this tomb was procured from the mines of Jaipur.
  9. This Tomb has also been built according to the Mughal architectural style, due to which many types of carvings are seen in this tomb.
  10. The Tomb of Dilras Banu Begum, the first wife of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, has been built in the middle of this tomb, over which a very beautiful dome was also built.

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