Tomb of Mubarak Shah Sayyid

Tomb of Mubarak Shah Sayyid
Tomb of Mubarak Shah Sayyid

The tomb of Mubarak Shah (died 1434) is situated within Kotla Mubarakpur, at the heart of the modern day New Delhi South Extension I. The structure is one of the early tombs to be modelled on the typical octagonal style that rose to prominence during this period.The central octagonal chamber is surrounded by an octagonal verandah, with three identical arches piercing¬†each face. Each corner of the verandah is reinforced by a sloping buttress. An octagonal domed ‘chattri’ sits above each side of the verandah. The central chamber supports a sixteen sided battlemented drum, which in turn supports the broad, low dome. The dome itself is crowned by a lantern, an unusual feature unique to this tomb. Lying within one the very congested areas of the locality, the structure merits more attention. It is currently protected by the ASI.

An octagonal 'chattri'.
An octagonal ‘chattri’.
The verandah that runs around the octagonal central chamber.
The verandah that runs around the octagonal central chamber.
The approach to the tomb, through the congested lanes of Kotla Mubarakpur.
The approach to the tomb, through the congested lanes of Kotla Mubarakpur.


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