March 4, 2016

Imam Zamin's Tomb - Qutb Complex, Delhi

Site Name: Imam Zamin's Tomb
Site Type: Monument, Tomb
Location:  Qutb Minar Complex, Mehrauli, Delhi, India
Highlights: Notable architecture in Qutb complex

Nearest Railway Station: Delhi
Nearest Airport: Delhi
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air

Hotel: A lot of options are available within Delhi city
Restaurants: Many options and varieties across the city

Delhi, the capital city of India, is famous for monuments. It has around 1300 monuments. Qutb Minar is one of the most popular monuments in Delhi. In Qutb Minar complex, apart from Qutb Minar, there are so many other monuments also located. Let us discuss about an important monument called Imam Zamin's Tomb in this article.

Next to Quwwatul Islam Mosque, near the eastern gateway of Alai Darwaza, a beautiful monument called Imam Zamin's Tomb is located. 

Imam Zamin was a Muslim saint and his original name was Muhammad Ali. He came from the land of Turks and settled down in Delhi during the period of Sikandar Lodi in the beginning of 16th century CE. It looks like he discharged some important duties in connection with the adjoining Quwwatul Islam Mosque. He himself built his tomb near the mosque. 

The beautiful small square structure is built in Lodi style of architecture. It is surmounted by a sandstone dome rising from an octagonal drums. There are twelve pillars support the entire structure. The space between the pillars is filled with intricate stone lattice works called as Jalis.

The structure houses the tomb of Imam Zamin and a small mihrab (the wall indicating the direction of Mecca). 

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