As compared to other brilliant places built by Akbar, this was one of the simplest yet graceful pieces of architecture. The architectural structure of the palace is a combination of Hindu and Muslim traditions applying architectural features of Gujarat and Rajasthan, creating a delightful fusion. Jodha Bai is the daughter of King Bharmal of Amber and was among the three chief queens of Akbar. As Jodha Bai was a Hindu so she was allowed to practice Hinduism and was also said to be involved in the political issues until Nur Jahan was crowned as the empress. Jodha Bai who was a woman of great views and attitude, the Jodha Bai ka Rauza is dedicated to her which stands for her impact during the great emperor's rule.
Octagonal Tower, Agra, India
History & Culture of Octagonal Tower, Agra, India : Octagonal tower also known as Musamman Burj is located very close to Shah Jahan's private hall. It is a replacement of Akbar's small marble palace. The tower is dedicated to Mumtaz Mahal wife of Shah Jahan and was built in the year 1631-1640. The tower is made up of delicate marble patterns engraved with ornamental niches in order to make the ladies look outside. The tower has a fountain outside and a huge verandah surrounding the place. It is the place where Shah Jahan spent time with his favorite daughter Jaha Ara Begum and it is this place only where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son. Octagonal tower is situated in the Agra Fort. Beautiful and sad in its own way, it gives us a glance into Shah Jahan's final days on this earth.
Jahangir's Palace, Agra, India
History & Culture of Jahangir's Palace, Agra, India : Jahangir's Palace one of the most remarkable building in the Agra Fort, is the palace where the wives of Rajput lived during Akbar's rule. Its architecture is the combination of Hindu and Central Asian architecture. The palace was dedicated to Jahangir the beloved son of Akbar who later on becomes the emperor after succeeding Akbar. It has a huge bowl known as Hauzi Jahangir which is a master work of art carved from a single stone. It was used to hold the fragrant rose water. This palace was later used by the Mughal Queen Nur Jahan, who used it as her palace. Reflecting the culture, tradition and history of the civilians, this palace conquers it all when it comes to the way it was built with care and expertise. It holds great value for its elusive style.
Religious places of Agra, India
Bageshwarnath Temple, Agra, India : Bageshwarnath temple is one of the holy places in Agra and is situated at Ramratan Road in the North. It is the place of Baba Bageshwar. The temple is located at a distance of only two kilometers from the heart of the city.
It is a very old temple of Lord Siva and as compared to other temples of Agra it is still unrecognized in Agra. But during the festival time a huge crowd of devotees, all lined up to get the blessings of Lord Siva. The temple also serves as a landmark for the area. Easily accessible and connected to solid well laid roads, it is one spot that just cannot be missed.
Guru Ka Taal, Agra, India
Guru Ka Taal is the Sikh pilgrimage which is dedicated to the 9th Guru of Sikh Sri Guru Tegh Bahudar Ji is situated near Sikandra. The building was built in the year 1610. It is the place where Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji accepted arrest in front of Aurangzeb by laying down his arms. During the dry season when water is not available everywhere the reservoir was used to supply water. The building of the reservoir was ornamented with precious stone carvings. In the year 1970 the Gurudwara was built only after the contributions of Saint Baba Sadh Singhji. The Gurudwara had 12 towers when first built but with the passage of time only eight of them could continue to. The Gurudwara is made up of red sandstones, and the architecture is very fine and notable by archeologists all over the world. Like several other buildings of Agra the Gurudwara is very much significant and every year a large number of devotees visit this place to offer prayers and hence is a spot of tourist attraction.
Soami Bagh Samadh, Agra, India
Soami Bagh Samadh is located, in Dayalbagh in the outskirts of Agra. This is the place where Huzur Swami Maharaj (Shri Shiv Dayal Singh Seth) did many poojas. Hence, the Soami Bagh which is the mausoleum of the Swamiji has historic importance to the Samadh of Soamiji Maharaj. Soami Bagh was built in 1908. The building is made up of marble and this beautiful building is uniquely designed and is famous for its architectural beauty. The building has historic importance and brings tourists to this place because of the complex designs on the marble blended perfectly. The beautiful creation of the building is always compared with Taj Mahal. Every day Satsang is performed at the Bhajan Gar, located nearby and the Bhandara festival is also celebrated which brings the Satsang together at this place. Here at this place also established The Radhaswami trust and the trust were mainly for holy purposes.
Radha Swami Samadhi, Agra, India
It is a glorious building made up of white marbles and is located about 15 km from Central Agra. This building made up of white marble is nothing but the Samadhi (tomb) of the founder of the sect Radha Swami, lovingly called as 'Swamiji Maharaj'. Also Famous as Soami bagh the Samadhi is decorated with complex patterns and complicated designs from inside. The construction work of the Samadhi is going on for more than 100 years and this is because of the passionate followers who want to make it a living monument. Even though the Samadhi is in incomplete state, then also because of the complex stone architecture it has attracted tourists from all over the world, to view Indian architecture in all its dignity.
Chinika Rauza, Agra, India
Chinika Rauza is one of the famous monuments of Agra. It was built in the memory Alamo Afzal Khan Mullsh in 1635 who was the Prime Minister during the reign of Shah Jahan, the famous Mughal Emperor. Not only was this he was also a well-known poet and scholar. The building is elegantly built with beautiful glossy tiles which are well decorated to give an architectural beauty to the building. There were several messages in the form of inscriptions which speaks of the technical knowledge of the people in that era. The building is named after the walls along with the inscriptions and colorful tiles. The building is rectangular in shape and is mainly made up of brown stone and the central chamber is shaped octagonal with curved recesses that are eight in number. The square chambers which are eight in number are connected to the hall. It has a rounded dome which is made in Afghan style with several important words from the books of Islam are inscribed on it.