Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lodi Garden in Delhi

Founded in the 15th-16th century the Sayyids and Lodis, the vast grounds of Lodi Garden is famous among runners in the city of Delhi in India. Carefully maintained gardens and medieval monuments give a charm to these gardens. In 1968, JA Stein and Garrett Eckbo new landscape of the gardens embellished given as present. The tombs of several located in the garden belongs to the era of Lodi and Sayyid Muhammad, and include the tomb and the tomb of Sikander Shah Lodi. Muhammad Shah (1434 - 44) was the third ruler of Sayyid dynasty.

His tomb was built in a typical pattern of an octagonal central chamber with an octagonal terraces, three arched openings on each side and sloping buttress. Inspired by Mubarak Shah's tomb, this tomb has a more compact plan, high dome, chhatris game and better proportions. Apart from this, there are other tombs, namely, Bara Gumbad and Gumbad Sheesh. Bara Gumbad or Great Dome is a square tomb with a dome. Its facades appear to be two floors.

It has corner towers, arches, stucco and paint to decorate the interiors. It is believed that the tomb belongs to a senior officer who served Sikandar Lodi. Besides the tomb is the Bara Gumbad mosque, built with stone masonry. Its rectangular prayer hall has five arched openings and is a good example of early Mughal mosques. The minarets tuning, built in the style Tughluq, colorful tiles and ornaments Koranic inscriptions this mosque. Built in 1494, this mosque was built during the reign of Sikandar Lodi.

Shish Gumbad tomb was built in the usual square pattern, with a 'double-storey' appearance, and looks much like Bara Gumbad. Its ceiling has incised plasterwork with floral motifs and Koranic inscriptions. You can still see traces of the blue tiles that once adorned it and gave it the name of "glass dome. There are several graves inside. Sikandar Lodi Tomb is built on the pattern of the octagonal tomb, like the tomb of Muhammad Shah. The chhatris your roof is more to do.

Another interesting construction is the 'Athpula' Bridge. It was built by Nawab Bahadur in the 16th century during the reign of Akbar. This is the bridge called Athpula (eight bridge), and based on eight piers, forming seven arches. Besides these tombs, you can also visit the National Bonsai Park developed here, which has a delightful collection of miniature versions of various trees and plants. They see the sunset under soft light. Originally known as the Lady Willingdon Park, was renamed Lodi Garden after Indian independence in 1947.