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Mariam Tomb Agra

Mariam Tomb India Situated at Sikandra in the Christian Missionary Society compound about 13 km from Agra. Mariam Tomb History:- Agra Mariyam Tomb is an exquisite construction of 1611 AD. The tomb is constructed for Mariyam, Mughal emperor Akbar’s beautiful wife from Goa. This tomb has been a enormous appeal due to its graceful carvings on the walls and also the amazing beauty of red sandstone structure. Mariam Zamani, the daughter of Raja Bharmal Kachhwaha of Amer, the wife of great Mughal Emperor Akbar and the mother of his much-awaited successor Salim, this Rajpur queen was known in Mughal History as 'Mariam Zamani' meaning 'Compassionate to the World'. She was so named by Akbar on the eve of the birth of his son and successor Salim (later known as Jehangir) in 1569 at Fatehpur Sikri. Mariam recognized widely as ‘Mariam Zamani’, the mother of Jahangir, was a most highly regarded queen in Mughal family. When she died in 1623 at Agra, it was Jehangir who built this wonderful tomb for his mother. The grave tomb is the real example of Mughal style of architecture with loveliness embedded design. The Mariam Tomb Sikandara looks alike from front or back, which is a special feature of this tomb. This is praise worthy tomb to visit.

Initially, this construction was a barahdari, stylized into the tomb by Mughals by reconstructing the four facades of buildings in the Mughal architectural style of that time and making little changes such as adding a crypt below the central compartment meant to be used as the mortuary chamber for the queen. One could see the vault using the red stone stairs built for the purpose. In the middle chamber, a commemorative plaque was placed in just above the real tomb that was protected by red stone 'jalied' balustrade on all sides.