Posted on: 12 March 2013

Tomb of Aurangzeb, Khuldabad - 1890

View of the entrance to the chamber of Aurangzeb's Tomb photographed from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of Caves of Ellora and Dowlatabad Fort in H.H. the Nizam's Dominions' taken by Deen Dayal in the 1890s. Aurangzeb's Tomb (d.1707) is situated at Rauza or Khuldabad, meaning ‘Heavenly Abode’, an old walled town in Maharashtra. A steep path leads to the tomb which is set in a large quadrangle with open fronted buildings, contained within a simple enclosure. A gateway and domed porch were added in 1760. Aurangzeb (1618-1707), commonly considered the last of the great Mughal emperors, was a religious man; he funded his resting place by knitting haj caps and copying the Qu’ran, during the last years of his life, works which he sold anonymously in the market place. Unlike the other great Mughal rulers, Aurangzeb’s tomb is not marked with a large mausoleum instead he was interred in an open air grave in accordance with his Islamic principles.

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it will be an honor for us , if you share more images of the same period

I wish he had not gotten killed his three brothers and imprisoned his father!

In addition to Mr.Wajid's comment.. i wish he had not ruined the hindu literature, demolished historic temples and therefore converting them to mosques, forcefully converting hindus to muslims and if not agreeing to convert then death sentence. And his ruthless behaviour with Sikh Guru sahibaans, their Sons and Sikhs cannot be ignored.

forgot to mention the famous sufi saints that Aurangzeb murdered.

Viewing the past from todays lens is a questionable practice.

Please do not forget to mention a reliable source which can prove that Auranzeb murdered any Sufi saint. I am surprised from where you got such false information.

Bad ruler or bad History? He is one of the best in wisdom and morality in todays lens..the archives of his donation say so.

Better read some unbiased things rather die cursing.