October 21, 2020
Aurangzeb tomb

Tomb of Aurangzeb, Aurangabad.

Aurangzeb tomb is located in the village of Khuldabad, in the district of Aurangabad, 24 km from Aurangabad district. it is located within the south eastern corner of the complex of the dargah of Sheikh Zainuddin.

Aurangzeb, was the 6th Mughal emperor, ruled most of the Indian subcontinent for half a century until he died in 1707. Aurangzeb died in the year 1707 at Ahmednagar. His body was then take away to Khuldabad, consistent with his wish, he was buried near the dargah of Sheikh Zainuddin, a Sufi who was also his “spiritual-religious teacher”.

Unlike the tombs of most Mughal emperors, this one doesn’t have the peculiarity large grave that is generally allied with these tombs. Instead, he was interred in an outside sepulchre as per his wishes in accordance with Islamic principles. The tomb itself lies on an elevated red stone platform amidst the marble floor. Remarkably plain, the perforated marble screens on three sides are the sole elements of decoration.

The dargah also houses the tomb of the first Nizam, Asaf Jah I, his son Nasir Jung, those of Aurangzeb’s son Azam Shah his wife.

ADDRESS: Old city, Khuldabad, Maharashtra 431101

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