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Humanyun Mosque

 

Humanyun Mosque

Humanyun Mosque is situated in the village of Kachhpura in Agra on the left bank of River Yamuna.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Architecture 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

History

Though this mosque has not been mentioned in texts related to Mughal period, it one of the earliest monuments of Mughal period corresponding to the beginning phase of Mughal architecture in India. According to the Persian inscriptions on this monument, this mosque was constructed in 1530, when Humayun ascended the throne.

Mughal Emperor Babur is buried here.

Architecture

The mosque is a handsome Panchmukhi (five-arched) structure with and a high iwan which conceals the dome on top of the central nave, which is supported on kite-shaped pendentives and net squinches. There are double-aisled wings on either side of the central nave. The brick and mortar building had been plastered originally and one can still see that its facade was once adorned with glazed tiles.

See also

References

  • http://traveller.outlookindia.com/destinationlink.aspx?id=168&destinationid=44&pagenum=2
  • http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/life/2007/08/31/stories/2007083150030100.htm

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