By Shivanand Bhosle
It comes under the listing of UNESCO World
this seemingly silent Mosulem of
the main road, you might have crossed it a number of times; but never
visited it. It looks like a old building to the youngsters and for the aged
its a long walk. Sheer waste of time for many this Architectural Marvel of
it is still maintained by the Archaeological Department of India.
The Tomb was built by Bega Begum; Persian Queen of Humayun, who built this
mosulem in the memory of her beloved husband. Built in the duration of 1562
1572 A.D.; it was the Persina Architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyuath. The
Humayun's Tomb is built on the Muslim Ideology that the Heaven/Jannat is
place which is in the middle of a beautiful garden
with the water flowing from the centre. Garden built on the same ideology in
the Tomb is called as Char Minar ( as the garden is divided into four
parts). The first garden tomb made in India, Humayun's Tomb is divided into
four parts with 36 squares by a grid of water channels paths.
If you are visiting the Humayun's Tomb for the first time, then enter
through the long axial track. As you move along, you will find the glimpse
of the interiors of the Tomb, through the gateways. Built in an Octagonal
form from the interior, it is placed on a long platform. On entering, you
will find numerous graves, of the workers of the Tomb who upon their
death were respectfully laid down here.
The next would be the Great Chamber which has four offsets, is double
storied in height and has arcades on their facades. This is the place where
you find the Grave of Humayun and his devoted Queen Bega Begum the
real architect of the Humayun's Tomb. The Central tomb where Humayun was
laid to rest has a 4.2 mts high colossal double dome.
Built in red stone , surrounded by greenery and the designs of marble, this
place does not attract a lot Indians. Maybe Indian do not think their own
Heritage worth watching, but still there are a number of people from other
Countries for whom Humayun's Tomb hold a a lot of attraction.
Still for those who are on a visit to India, do not forget to see the other
famous Historical buildings of Delhi like
the Jama Masjid