Monuments from Central Gujarat, India

This post is mostly a photographic presentation of monuments from Central Gujarat, India.


Asarwa – Dada Harir Vav (Dada Harir Stepwell)

Dada Harir Stepwell is a stepwell in Asarwa area 15 km off Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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The stepwell was built in 1485 by Dhai Harir, a household lady of Mahmud Begada according to the Persian inscription in the stepwell. She was the superintendent of the royal harem. Dhai Harir built a mosque and a tomb in which she was buried.



Bai Harir Sultani Masijd

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Markraba – Sarkhej Roza

Sarkhej Roza is a mosque and tomb complex located in the village of Makarba, 7 km south-west of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state, India.

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Although there are many rozas across Gujarat, the Sarkhej Roza is the most revered. Sarkhej was once a prominent centre of Sufi culture in the country, where influential Sufi saint Shaikh Ahmed Ganj Baksh lived. It was on the saint’s suggestion that Sultan Ahmed Shah set up his capital on the banks of the Sabarmati, a few miles away from Sarkhej.



(Important Note: ALL photographs of this article added to the sourced texts by NovoScriptorium after kind courtesy of our friend Ben Lee – ALL photographs originally taken by Ben Lee)

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