MOSQUE & TOMB OF BIBI ACHUT KUKI
The front of this mosque shows typical examples of the Gjarati style, having a round minar on either side of the central arch. On both sides of this, there are arch-shaped entrances. The upper part of these two minars has collapsed. However, the rich decorative patterns in the lower part and a balcony and its supports in the upper part demonstrate beautiful form, showing a mixture of Hindu and Muslim style.
The central part, partitioned by the minars, is built on higher ground than the edges. This part is supported by pillars piled in two tiers, forming a well-hole with a dome. The rooms on either side each have a central dome in the 12-pillared style respectively. Each large dome is surrounded by small domes. The ceiling inside the dome is decorated by Hindu/Jain decorative patterns. The central mihrab is also decorated by sculptures and patterns in a complicated style. These create the unique atmosphere of the glittering prayer room of the Gjarati mosque.
This site is surrounded by wide walls. The tomb is situated in the northeastern part of the site. It has a majestic nearly semi-circular dome. This part follows the usual form of Gjarati style, having a central building of 12-pillared style on a higher ground, surrounded by corridors consisting of 20 pillars. This feature is seen in the tomb of Rani Sipari and Rani Rupmati. The corridors have a total of eight small domes in the corners and the centre. Compared to the mosque, there are no significant sculptures and patterns in this tomb. In the central part of this tomb, there are some tombstones remaining. However, it is not clear which one belongs to woman after which this tomb was named. There is a theory that the tomb remaining on the ground near the mosque is her tomb. (Matsuo Ara)