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IBRAHIM ROUZA, BIJAPUR, KARNATAKA, INDIA This is the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah II (ruled 1580-1627), the fifth king of the dynasty and, like the Mughal emperor Akbar, known for religious tolerance. Built on a single rock bed, it is noted for the symmetry of its features. It is said that the design for the Ibrahim Rauza served as an inspiration for that of the famous Taj Mahal.It is situated on the western outskirts of the Bijapur city. Ibrahim Rauza comprises two buildings, a magnificent tomb and a remarkable mosque enveloped by a garden. Facing each other, these twin buildings have a fountain in between them. A Persian inscription here records the construction of this Rauza in 1626. These buildings stand on a raised terrace supported by arches in a large rectangular enclosure with a high entrance tower in the centre of the north side, adorned with four graceful minarets. This is the most ornate building in Bijapur. Both the buildings have square plans with four minarets at the corners and a bulbous dome at the centre, which emerges from lotus petals. Cousins called the building as “The Taj Mahal of the Deccan”. - Wikipedia.

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D.Ottilia on June 12, 2014

Beautiful! Kind regards, Ottilia.

ALENDE DEVASIA on June 13, 2014

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ALENDE DEVASIA on July 9, 2014

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ALENDE DEVASIA on July 17, 2014

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Photo taken in Shastri Nagar, Vijayapura, Karnataka, India

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    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P100
    • Taken on 2013/08/06 01:21:48
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