Gol Gumbaz Information:

Gol Gumbaz is the tomb. It is the second largest tomb in the world and also the tomb of Sultan Muhammad Adil Shah of Bijapur. Adil Shah was the ruler of the Royal Dynasty. This building was constructed by the famous architect Yakut of Dabul. The diameter of this round dome is 44 meters, there is no support in the interior of this dome, which has so far been mystery and there is also a whisper gallery. The sound of this gallery disappears seven times and it is clearly heard from one side to the other.

Gol Gumbaz History:

Situated in the small town of  Vijayapura (formerly Bijapur) in the state of Karnataka, Gol Gumbaz was constructed by Mohammed Adil Shah as his tomb to bury the mortal remains, right after his accession to the throne in 1626. The ruler intended to build a mausoleum for himself, which would be grander than the tomb of his father, Ibrahim Adil Shah II. The construction of this monument continued throughout Mohammed Adil Shah’s regime and was not completely executed due to his sudden demise in 1656.

Quick info about the Gol Gumbaz:

Place Bijapur, Karnataka, India
Established 1626-1656
Architects Yaqut of Dabul
Height 51 Meter

Important Facts of Gol Gumbaz:

  1. This mosque is the second largest mosque in the World.
  2. The diameter of this round dome is 44 meters, there is no support in the interior of this dome.
  3. The total time is spent to build this mosque is 20 Years.
  4. It is believed that the Sultan wanted the construction of his own tomb to be completed well before his death and oversaw the construction.
  5. The meaning of this dame is ‘circular dome’.
  6. The dome houses the tombs of Muhammad Adil Shah, his two wives, his mistress, his daughter and grandson.
  7. It has floor area of 1703 square metres, height of 33 metres, and a diameter of 37 metres while the walls of the mausoleum are 3 metres thick.
  8. The four corners of the structure of Gol Gumbad- Bijapur have seven storied octagonal towers that are marked with parapet.
  9. The exact position of the real tomb is indicated by the wooden canopy kept on the high platform at the middle of the floor of the hall.
  10. From the gallery of the Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur, you can get an amazing view of the town. You will be simply amazed by the spectacular view of the entire Bijapur city.
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