Recently I visited Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur, Karnataka, It has been added in the World’s heritage by UNESCO. Remarkable, so it’s History.
Gol Gumbaz, the mausoleum of Muhammad Adil Shah (AD 1626 –56) located in Bijapur, District Bijapur, Karnataka State is an important monument of Indo-Islamic architecture aptly known for its amazing dimensions and unique acoustic features. The construction of this building was completed and the deceased king was interred in this building in 1034 AH (AD 1656) and contains the sepulcher containing the tombs of Muhammad Adil Shah, the 7th Sultan of the Adil Shahi dynasty, his wives and daughters.
The most amazing part of this monument is its huge dome. Constructed in the year 1656, the dome is 44 meters in diameter, which made it the second largest dome in the world when it was constructed. The largest being the Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence which is 45.5 meters in diameter.
Whispering Gallery – At a height of 33.22 m from the floor of the hall, projects a 3.25 m wide gallery, all round the inner periphery of the dome. This gallery is called the ‘Whispering Gallery’, because even the finest whisper or sound made in it is heard from side to side and even a single loud clap is distinctly echoed over ten times.
Looking at this Marvelous human endeavor, it reminds me of Char Minar, Hyderabad. A unique similarity between the artistic work of both the monuments gave me a feeling of how united we are. The beautiful carvings in the wall of our precious monuments – I was just unable to control by lurch of photography. Taken some beautiful images, Posted Below.
What’s your feeling?
It’s so touchy, I felt so emotional. The amount of patience and love is required to climb a 5 foot wall to engrave your love without being caught by the prying eyes of loveless guards, sleeping somewhere near the monument is…. Is…. Incredible.
See man (woman), the carvings is just so remarkable. It has been engraved recently into the wall of this colossal which dates back to 15-16th Century. (Who give a damn?). There are so many names engraved in 1 inch of the wall that it is very difficult to decode who loves whom. The ASI has proposed to form a team of experts to decode it but the proposal is still in-waiting as all the experts are busy digging for gold somewhere in no-where (its secret).
Incredible India’s New Adv.
“Come, visit, once again, again & again for the writing of our near previous generation that has been carved in more than 15 languages of our country, Shows how united we are. The lost story of real love, which no-where found in this current tech savvy wall of Fb & twitter. Come, Relish, Even search your and your ancestor name in it and fall in their eternal love.
Come visit Incredible India by Our Un-credible People”
Last tribute to all the love-lust or Lost Love, whose love is alive Or dead.
1 Minute silent for them and RETHINK, RETHINK
Why the hell did Shahajahan Made a Taj Mahal to symbolize Love?
Or, is it just the Engravings-Carvings-Writings.
What matters – Human Psychology – Carved, Preserved!
Note to our coming generation:
“People, who don’t learn from their history, Are bound to fail” We did the mistake of demeaning and damaging our heritage, Plz you save it
Or-Else the history will have to repeat itself to preserve it, which will be quite painful & disillusioned.
Thanks : ASI and our unique people !