The main characteristic features of Mughal architecture are dizzying architecture, the slender minarets with cupolas at the four corners, abundant use of stonework, the bulbous domes, large halls, massive vaulted gateways and delicate ornamentation
The influences of the Persian and Hindu architecture in the Mughal architecture is a striking feature of Mughal architecture. chhatris- a domed kiosk resting on pillars, chajjas and jarokhas are other common features of Mughal architecture.
Posted On : 5/6/2009 5:51:09 AM
Maniam PS Reward Points : 256300 Member Since : Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The feature of Mughal architecture was the use of Marbel for its structure and the distinctive Dooms, Minarets and Arches which became a style of its own to reflect the religion of Islam. All Mughal Architecture whether it was a palace, mosque, mausoleum or a tomb, it all had the same features.
Posted On : 5/6/2009 7:16:55 PM
Gaurav Soni Reward Points : 19000 Member Since : Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Mughals brought with them the Archeological characteristics of central Asia. the typical feature of the central asian sculpture can be best understood in the Mughal domes, high minars and arches. The characteristics of Indian architecture were small pillars, square roofs, pointed arches and Toras. Monuments of Mughal period have a mixture of the elements of the architecture of both. Architecture was not significantly developed in the period of Babar and Humayun. Akbar made a great contribution towards architecture. Humayun s tomb built during his reign is a famous monument. He got built forts in Lahore and Agra and established the city of Fatehpur Sikri about 40 km. far away from Agra. He got built many buildings over there. The remarkable among these are Jodha Bai s palace, Birbal s palace, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-aam, Diwan-i-Khaas and Buland Darwaza, Akbar also got started the building of his own tomb Akbar s tomb in Sikandra which was completed by Jahangir. During Jahangir s regime the tomb of Etmuddhola, the father of Noorjahan was also built. Shahjahan got built many monuments Sheesh of marble out of these Taj Mahal is most famous and magnificient.After Shahjahan, architecture did not receive much encouragement during the reign of his son Aurangzeb. Thus Mughal Architecture came to an end.
Posted On : 5/7/2009 1:21:35 PM
samay gupta Reward Points : Member Since : Tuesday, July 31, 2012
In mughal time it was the time of marble instead of traditional red stone.some stylist changes took place in this time are the arch adopted a distinctive form with formulated curves.marble arcades of engraved arches become common feature.It is decorative and symmetrical style.jahangir used persian features to construct monuments and gardens.even his son made taj mahal with combining many styles and features.aurangzeb didn t had his father s passion of making monuments.akbar made agra fort which was actually conceived as fortress-palace.
Posted On : 7/31/2012 7:06:05 AM
kunal singh Reward Points : 1400 Member Since : Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Hi I can only give some off hand tips. 1.The use of water channels - The Mughals used water channels to good effect. For example the entire Red Fort complex was cooled by a system of water channels from fountains which flowed through the palace rooms and cooled them during the hot Delhi summers. In the Mughal gardens in Shalimar and Nishat garden in Kashmir you can see water flowing through steps giving a cascade effect. 2. Use of calligraphy Religious Verses are inscribed on white marble. Besides white marble was inlaid with beautiful artistic patterns and precious stones to give a glittering effect. Other features are the use of Minarets the Dome and the Gateway Taj Mahal Agra . Besides the mughals loved gardens. Both the Taj Mahal Agra and the Humayun Tomb in Delhi are laid inside set elaborate gardens.
Posted On : 8/8/2012 11:44:32 PM
carolgreen616 Reward Points : 1000 Member Since : Sunday, July 22, 2012
chajjas and jarokhas are other common features of Mughal architecture.
Posted On : 8/27/2012 6:16:41 PM
Sunil Jumani Reward Points : 100 Member Since : Sunday, October 07, 2012
Mughal monuments are found chiefly in N India but there are also many remains in Pakistan. Painting made some significant advances during the Mughal period. Painting was a popular expression of art during the Mughal period and in fact a Mughal school of painting developed during the time since the Mughal period had a distinctive style. Akbar was the first great Mughal patron of the arts. Of his various building projects the most ambitious was the new capital city of Fatehpur Sikri near Agra.