Biki Ka Maqbara,a dummy type Taj Mahal in Aurangabad is a standing mausoleum of the last Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's wife, which was constructed by Prince Azam Shah in memory of his mother Rabia-ul Durrani. This monument was designed and erected by Ata-Ulla. Due to its resemblance of Taj Mahal, it is later called as 'Taj of Deccan'.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
VISIT TO AJANTA, ELLORA AND BIKI KA MAQBARA
AJANTA is world's greatest historical monument recognised by UNESCO far near from Jalgaon city of Maharashtra, India. There are 30 caves in Ajanta and were discovered in AD 1819 and were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD. Most of the paintings in Ajanta are right from 2nd century BC-AD and some of them about the fifth century AD and continued for the next two centuries. All paintings shows heavy religious influence and centre around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings are executed on a ground of mud-plaster in the tempera technique.