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Hello my dear friends,

I shot this beautiful historic architecture at the first week of March, 2013 when I visited Agra and its adjacent places. I already posted Sikandra and that was its backside view but this is front view of Sikandra.

The third Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, himself commenced its construction in around 1600, according to Tartary tradition to commence the construction of one's tomb during one's lifetime. Sikandra is the mausoleum of Akbar. Akbar himself started construction of this beautiful monument. This structure has a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain themes. Sikandra is named after Sikandar lodi, the Delhi ruler who was in power from 1488 to 1517.

Akbar was the greatest of the Mughal emperors and one of the most secular minded royalties of his time. He was the heir to a long tradition of oriental refinement, a great patron of the arts, literature, philosophy and science. A visit to Akbar's monument opens before one, the completeness of Akbar's personality as completely as the Taj Mahal does of Mumtaz Mahal's. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it. To construct a tomb in one's lifetime was a Tartary custom, which the Mughals followed religiously. Akbar's son Jahangir completed the construction of this pyramidal tomb in 1613.

I got an opportunity to shoot and visit this famous historical place.

best of all and hope you enjoy it.

swapankumarroy

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  • Copyright: SWAPAN ROY (swapankumarroy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 844] (3769)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-03-08
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-11-19 5:53
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