Golgumbaz Monument Bijapur Karnataka
Gol Gumbaj the very beautiful monument is located in Bijapur Karnataka. The word Golgumbaz literally signifies the dome shaped Monument was built by Mohammed Adil Shah in 1627-56 AD. He was the 7th king of the kingdom. It was assembled at his briefings before his death by the popular architect Yaqut of Dabul. It was the yearn of the king towards construct a mausoleum parallel towards the Ibrahim Rauza, the tomb of his parent (father) Ibrahim Adil Shah II. It was an outstanding tomb in composition and decoration.
Now Gol Gumbaj is considered as one of the largest solitary bedchamber compositions in the world. It was constructed over floor environs of 1701 sq m with an elevation of 50 m and diameter of 38 m. the dividers of the tomb are 2.9m thick.
The midpoint of the dome is of Gol Gumbaj does not unwind on any supporting pillar and in size it is the second dome next St Peters Basilica situated in Rome in size. The monument is a component of a larger convolution that encompasses a mosque, a dharamashala and other buildings. The work process of the monument was not ever correctly carried out as was considered since building started in the direction of the end of Muhammad Adil Shah's reign. As an outcome the tomb is a basic quadrangle obstruct with towers on each side. The tomb is constructed of earth colored dark gray basalt and embellished plasterwork. The dividers are 3 m wide and 31 m in height.
The assessment from the inner side is 40m and the outer covering face of the plan shows three beautiful arches. The monument midpoint arch is larger than the other one and is clad with lumber panels with a tiny way in it and three strings of beautifully worked windows struck through.
The south entrance is the primary way in to the tomb. A bijli patthar is dropped by a flexible chain of bonds from the cornice. It is believed that to have declined as Muhammad Adil's reign and is considered to guard the tomb from thunder and lighting.
Later Golgumbaz mausoleum was covered into a historical monument. The foundation of the dome is carved with exquisite petals that cover the outer dome. The diameter of the mausoleum from exterior side is virtually 45 m and attains the elevation of 28.1 m from an oval platform. The total elevation of the mausoleum from the base to the tip from exterior is 59 m.
Golgumbaz Monument is considered as Bijapur's beautiful architectural treasures. Despite its unfinished relative standing, the unquestionable stateliness of the structure makes sightseers awestruck. The beautiful architectural style of this monument gives an exoticism. Golgumbaz Monument Bijapur Karnataka is the best example for Mughal architecture.