Ibrahim Rauza

Ibrahim Rauza

The Ibrahim Rauza was built by Ibrahim Adil Shah II in the 15th century.  It consists of mosque and tomb enclosed together in the square compound.  Mosque and Tomb are separated from each other by tank and fountain.  The mosque has finely crafted arches in its rectangular prayer hall and it’s shaded by chhaja and slender minarets at each corner.

The bulbous dome with beautiful rows of petals at its base is enclosed in a square structure giving a majestic look to the mosque.
Each corner of the mosque is captivating and takes you back to the time when every moment of the era was immersed in luxury and royalty.
There are various secret and closed passages inside the mosque which are said to have treasures within. The mosque also has dark tunnels leading to the various areas of Ibrahim Rauza. This mosque was built by a Persian architect.
The Persian architect last wish was to die beside his master, King Ibrahim Adil Shah II and hence, the area also houses this great architect’s tomb.

It is believed that King Ibrahim Adil Shah II wanted to bring together Hindu and Muslim by building this mosque.  He was the king with vision and had a Hindu Temple built in the premises of his palace.  It is also said that Shah Jahan while searching for the plan to build a mosque for his beloved Mumtaz Mahal, found Ibrahim Rauza and was fascinated by the beauty of the structure. He was highly inspired looking at this mosque which later led him to build the magnificent Taj Mahal.
So capture the splendor of Ibrahim Rauza and take a glimpse into the history which was filled with mesmerizing architecture and sculpture.