Friday, September 19, 2008

Far above the ground

A remarkable monument
The 53.63m high and 35 meters wide Buland Darwaza was built by Akbar in 1602. It is the highest gateway in the world and an astounding example of the Mughal architecture. It is built of red sandstone and inlaying of white marble. Around the archway is a panel on which is written,in kufic script, "Jesus, Son of Mary (on whom be peace) said: The world is a bridge, pass over it, but build no houses upon it. He who hopes for a day, may hope for eternity; but the world endures but an hour. Spend it in prayer, for the rest is unseen." Now that's something unusual.

1 comment:

A New Beginning said...

This gives u a sense of peace.The buland darwaza, an essential part of our silent yet it has so many eras stored within its walls.