Mahmud's tomb

Soon after the Madarsa was built, Mahmud Khalji made changes in its construction. The north-east tower was raised seven storeys high to commemorate his victory over the Rana of Mewar. The king filled the spacious court of the quadrangle so as to make it the basement for his own tomb. On the terrace of the western projection of the original quadrangle was arranged a beautiful domed porch, still existing in ruins. It is approachable by broad steps. Very little of the tomb is now extant but the surviving remains clearly indicate that it must have been one of the most magnificent buildings at Mandu. Dome must have been of much larger in proportion to the domes of the Great Mosque and of the Tomb of Hosang shah since the interior of the building on which it rested is 19.9 m square, while the interior of the great mosque and the tomb of Hoshang Shah are respectively 13.7 m and 14.9 m square, only. For the load of such a huge dome, the 3.4 m thickness of the walls and the foundations there under seem to have been quite inadequate, and thus. This great building collapsed hardly within a few generations after it was built. The edifice was already in a perilous condition during the time of Akbar whose engineers executed repairs to it. The tomb had three openings on each side, the middle one being loftier than the others. The walls were decorated with excellent carvings and calligraphic devices. The sarcophagus was plaed on a beautifully carved yellow marble base. The facing of this grand building was done entirely in marble of various shades white, yellow, black etc.
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