MANDU III.The Neighbourhood of the JAMA MASJID

1.JAMA MASJID (1454)
   & ASHRAFI MAHAL (The first half of 15th C.)
3.HOSHANG SHAH'S TOMB   (c.1432)



→Enlargement  Viewing from its scale, the structural method of stone materials, and the fact that there are not many complicated patterns sculpted except for a small part of this building such as mihrab in the west side of the prayer room, this remain gives the impression of a simple yet majestic monument. The left half of an inscription hung above the east gate has been damaged but from the Persian inscription on the right half, we can discover that this mosque was built by "will of Hoshang" to be explained later and was completed by "Sultan Ala ad-Din", also known as Muhmud Khalji in 858 AH (1454). (Matsuo Ara)
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拡大してみる  This building, of which we can only observe remnants, has a name meaning "noble palace" and it was built originally as madrasa under Hoshang Shah's reign. It is assumed that this used to be the most magnificent building of all in Mandu. The entire building is constructed on a majestic basement, on which arch-shaped rooms stretch in a row and four towers built at the four corners. It has a gate at the top of an existing staircase in the south side. Fortunately this gate still remains. (Matsuo Ara)
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拡大してみる  Alp Khan, also known as Hoshang Shah, who succeeded his father and ascended the throne of sultan, left grand buildings in the 27 years of his control of the Malwa region, due to his love of architecture. Along with Jama Masjid, Delhi Darwaza and the above madrasa (Ashrafi Mahal), his own tomb is included in these buildings. Hoshang Shah died in 1435 but a tomb, which he compelled his people to build for him was completed by his son Muhmud Shah, who succeeded him. (Matsuo Ara)
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