Why Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb tomb is so simple?

Aurangzeb Tomb

Aurangzeb, the last Mughal Emperor who ruled the Indian kingdom for more than 50 years until his last breath and cherished the glory of never-ending treasure, forts and kingdoms. But, have you ever heard about this Mughal emperor Aurangzeb tomb and its architecture. Obviously, everyone thinks about its magnificent architecture and mammoth size, right! But, wait for a moment, as per the wish of the Aurangzeb his mausoleum was constructed in a very simple manner. Baffled!! Just give a quick scroll down to know more about Aurangzeb tomb in Aurangabad.

Aurangzeb Tomb – KuldabadAurangzeb Tomb, Kuldabad

Nestled in the heart of Kuldabad, Aurangzeb tomb is the final resting place of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb who crowned the throne for nearly 50 years. The unexplored mausoleum of Aurangzeb enchants the visitors with very simple architecture on a raised marble platform nearby the dargah of his spiritual guru Sheik Zainuddin. There is nothing to narrate about the architecture of Aurangzeb tomb in Kuldabad like other Mughal ruler tombs. The tomb of Aurangzeb is engulfed in marble walls with simple jail work. There exists an inscription which tells the visitors about Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Mohammad Aurangzeb. The architecture of tomb of the last Mughal emperor is very simple but the place holds myriads of tales associated with Mughal dynasty. 

Why the tomb of the last Mughal emperor Aurangzeb is so simple?Aurangzeb Tomb

When you visit the tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgeer in Kuldabad, definitely you will recall the stories of Aurangzeb who ruled for 50 years. Aurangzeb was born in Gujrat on November 3 in 1618 and took his breath on March 3 in 1707 in Ahmednagar. As per his last wish, he was brought and buried nearby the dargah of his spiritual guru, Sufi saint Sheik Zainuddin. One can also catch a glimpse of Ostrich eggs hanging over the tomb of Sufi saint Sheik Zainuddin and they holds hundreds of years history. Earlier, the tomb of Aurangzeb was covered by soil and herbal trees and is an open-air grave.Aurangzeb Tomb

According to historians, Aurangzeb wished to perform his last rituals by the money he earned by knitting caps and by copying the Quran according to Islamic principles. It is said that his mortal remains were brought to Kuldabad from Ahmednagar by selling the caps which earned Rs 14. The tomb of Aurangzeb is quite simple on a raised platform and the present marble stones were covered by Lord Curzon.Aurangzeb Tomb, Aurangabad

One can also catch a glimpse of the tombs of Aurangzeb son’s Azam Shah and his wife, first Nizam of Hyderabad Asaf jag I and his son Nasir Jung on the premises.

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