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Features of Mughal architecture
Features of Mughal architecture

Abhi Tripathi
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Mughal architecture holds a special position in the history of Indian architecture and sculpture. I want to know about the features of Mughal architecture

Posted On : 05/05/09 5:42:53 AM

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Ragamala Chakraborty
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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

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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 : 05/06/09 5:51:09 AM

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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 : 05/06/09 7:16:55 PM

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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 : 05/07/09 1:21:35 PM

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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 : 07/31/12 7:06:05 AM

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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.

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chajjas and jarokhas are other common features of Mughal architecture.

Posted On : 08/27/12 6:16:41 PM

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Sunil Jumani
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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.

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