Afghan Architecture, Mandu (MP)

Architectural Photography

Afghan Architecture
Mandu (MP)

A majority of the standing monuments at Mandu were raised in the period of hardly 125 years, between AD 1401 and AD 1526. In this period Mandu was under Muslim rulers, and as elsewhere, they desecrated and destructed Hindu temples to raise their structures with their own ideas of architectural compositions.

Afghan Architecture

Hoshang Shah’s Tomb

The Hoshang Shahs tomb is a fine example of Afghan style architecture. It is said that four architects from Shah Jahan’s court visited Mandu and took inspiration for the Taj Mahal.

Hoshang Shah's Tomb

Jami Masjid

Jami Masjid Inspired by the great mosque of Damascus, this humongous structure is striking in both its simplicity and architectural style-with large courtyards and grand entrances.

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