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Dariya Khan's Tomb

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Location  Ahmedabad
State  Gujarat
Opened  1453
Number of domes  17
Affiliation  Islam
Status  Active
Architectural style  Islamic architecture
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Municipality  Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
Heritage designation  Monument of National Importance ASI Monument No. N-GJ-25
Similar  Azam and Muazzam Khan's To, Mir Abu Turab's Tomb, Sardar Khan's Roza, Malik Alam's Mosque, Dastur Khan's Mosque

Dariya Khan's Tomb or Darya Khan's Dome or Ghummat is a medieval brick tomb in Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, India.

History and architecture

The tomb of Dariya Khan was built in 1453 during his life time. He was a talented minister and advisor of Mahmud Begada. The tomb, the largest in Gujarat, is of brick with nine feet thick wall unlike other tombs in Ahmedabad which are made of stones. The tomb is made of the true arches and domes which create a cavernous interior as in Turko-Persian Islamic architecture. There is a large central dome surrounded by sixteen smaller domes and there are five entrances on each of the four sides of the structure. The interior houses the cenotaph surrounded by the arcaded verandah. The site is encroached upon now.

References

Dariya Khan's Tomb Wikipedia


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