Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chishti and the Jami Masjid,Fatehpur Sikri,4/2010,(Tuhin)

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AnnaJolanta 1 on July 11, 2010

Beautiful architecture! Very interesting shot!

F. Zaman on July 14, 2010

Shaikh Salim Chishti(R.A): was Sufi saint during Mughal Empire in South Asia. Salim Chishti (1478-1572) was one of the famous Sufi saints of the Chishti Order in India. Salim Chishti was the descendant of the famous Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti(R.A). Akbar held the Sufi in such high regard that he had a great city Fatehpur Sikri built around the Sufi Saint's camp. His Mughal Court and Courtiers were then relocated there. The tomb of Shaikh Salim was originally built with red sandstone but later converted into a beautiful marble mausoleum. The Jami Masjid(mosque), which was built by the local stone cutters in honour of Salim Chishti. It has some beautiful architectural features, marking the incorporation of indigenous architectural styles in the construction. This is the mosque where Salim Chishti spent most of his time in-between the numerous hajjes he performed. Salim Chishti's mazar is one of the most notable accomplishments of Mughal architecture, surpassed only in reputation, and is flanked by the massive Buland Darwaza or Victory gate on the southern side, the Badshahi darwaza or Emperor's gate on eastern side, and a grand mosque Jama masjid on western side, as well as by courtyards, a reflecting pool, and other tombs. Construction commenced in 1571 and the work was completed fifteen years later.

F. Zaman on July 14, 2010


F. Zaman on August 7, 2010

Dear Tonia,thank you

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Photo taken in Fatehpur Sikri Fort, National Highway 11, Dadupura, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110, India

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  • Uploaded on July 11, 2010
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 80 IS
    • Taken on 2010/04/17 01:58:34
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
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    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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