Humayun’s Tomb- A Reminder Of Our Ancient Culture and Traditions
As I had a chance to visit the capital of India, I got the opportunity to experience and witness some of our ancient culture and traditions. One such ancient monument that I visited was the Humayun’s Tomb. Located on the Mathura Road in New Delhi, the place has been constructed exceptionally well and every little detail has been taken care of. The place that has been constructed with red marbles and white sandstone looks very appealing as sunlight falls on it. The monument comprises of a combination of Persian and Islamic style of architecture.
As I walked towards this monument, I got the chance to experience the greenery all around. Amongst these gardens also known as the Char Bagh, was situated the Humayun’s Tomb. The tomb was built in about 8 years. Upon reading the facts inscribed on the stones as well asking some of the guides, I found that upon his death Humayun was first buried in the purana quila and then his body was shifted here upon the orders of his first wife Bega Begum.
The tomb has two double storeyed entryways in the west as well as south, which rise to a height of 16 metres although the original height of the structure is somewhat around 47 metres and has a 6 metre high brass finial ending in a crescent. The interiors of the tomb are outstanding as it is designed in sharp contrast to the simple designed exterior.
The main chamber of the tomb carries a symbolic design known as the ‘Mihrab’ which faces the Mecca in the west. As I moved out, long spread lawns provided a clean and fresh atmosphere. These Char Baghs are spread over 30 acres in a quadrilateral layout. The entire tomb is surrounded by the high rubble walls on its three sides while the fourth one was supposed to be covered by the river Yamuna. The place symbolises love and dedication that a wife had for her husband. This tomb apart from Humayun consists of the grave of his wife too. The place stands tall as a symbol of love and dedication.