Published: November 3rd 2008September 4th 2007
We hired a rickshaw to visit this isolated place not many people came across. The auto rickshaw stopped by the side of busy road. We were signalled to follow a little road. This little road runs into a small gate & then to a huge courtyard consists of a water tank and a mosque. The next entrance leads to almost neglected tomb which housed one of the most controversial Mughal Emperors Aurangzeb. At the time of our arrival, most of Muslim people are getting ready for the evening prayer. It was a perfect time for us to walk around the courtyard and surrounding mosque.
Our self proclaimed wonderful guide decided to abandon us as soon as he heard the Imam's call. What follows below is some collective information from a nearby perfume seller and a bit of our knowledge. To be honest, we were fairly happy to be ourselves with the lonely tomb of Aurangzeb. Background
- Khultabad the resting place of Aurangzeb. Khuldabad is a city and a municipal council in Aurangabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Initially it was known as Rauza meaning garden of paradise. It is known as the Valley of Saints, or the
Abode of Eternity, because in the 14th century, several Sufi saints of the Chishti order, chose to reside here. The dargah of Shaikh Burhan ud-din Gharib Chisti along with the tomb of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and his trusted general Qamar-ud-din Khan, Asaf Jah I are located in this town.
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