Architecture of Bijapur Kingdom

  • Bijapur in its heyday rivalled and at times surpassed its Mughal contemporaries such as Delhi, Agra, and Lahore in magnificence.
  • Important structures in Bijapur: Gol Gumbaz, Ibrahim Rouza, Jama Masjid, massive cannon called Malik-e-Maidan.
  • He gave patronage to famous Turkish architect named Malik Sandal. Malik Sandal later designed the Ibrahim Rouza, the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah II.
  • Extensive use of fish motifs in the buildings.
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Fig: Gol Gumbaz/ Gumbad at Bijapur (Karnataka)

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