Tomb of Mohammad Ghaus

Tomb of Mohammad Ghaus, Gwalior

Tomb of Mohammad Ghaus
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A Choudhury
New Delhi, India42 contributions
Nice Place
Feb 2021
This is the final resting place of Mohammed Ghaus, the Sufi saint and Tansen, the famous musician who was one of the nine gems of Akbar's court. There are quite a few other smaller tombs nearby. The complex is clean and well maintained, this place is mainly flocked by locals. There is no entry fee and photography is permitted.
Written 11 May 2021
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Amrit sharma
Palampur, India82 contributions
Picnic
Mar 2020 • Friends
Great place. Must visit place whenever you go to gwalior. Starting from mansingh fort this is the another attraction of old rajas. Highly recommend to all visitors to visit this place.
Written 13 February 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,46,639 contributions
Beautiful Mughal architecture
Jan 2020
This tomb was constructed as the resting place in honour of Mohammad Ghaus, the Sufi saint, advisor to the Mughal Emperor Akbar and music teacher to Tansen, whose tomb is also here. The building walls are beautifully crafted of fine latticework, while the building is a fine example of Mughal architecture. One of the best things to see in Gwalior.
Written 24 April 2020
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Moonmoon Ghosh
New Delhi, India66 contributions
Must visit -- Tomb of Mohammad Ghaus and Tansen
Mar 2020
One of the highlights of a trip to Gwalior is Tansen's tomb, where the famed musician, who was one of the Navaratnas of Akbar's court, is buried. The tomb is located inside the mausoleum complex of his Sufi teacher, the legendary Mohammad Ghaus. The complex comprises several shrines and graves scattered all around. The architecture displayed inside is typically and intricately Mughal, with jaali work, jharokhas and marbled facades. A small dargah dedicated to Ghaus is located inside one of the bigger shrines. Lovers of architecture can easily spend a couple of hours here -- there is much to do and explore. It's open from sunset to sundown.
Written 17 March 2020
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NIDHI S
Ahmedabad, India37 contributions
Wonderful piece of architecture
Oct 2019 • Couples
The Tomb of Mohammad Ghaus was built in16th century AD during Akbar's rule. Ghaus Mohammed was an Afghan Prince who later converted in to a Sufi saint. Tansen was the famous musician, influential personality and one among the nine jewels of Akbar's court. Tansen created several new Ragas and written books on music. Tansen was buried near to Muhammad Ghaus, this burial site is a wonderful piece of architecture.
Written 24 December 2019
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Monkatheart
Ghaziabad, India150 contributions
Serene
Nov 2019 • Family
Dargah of Ghaus baba :

A childless couple went to a Sufi and asked for his blessings. The blessing manifested in form of their uniquely gifted son Tansen. This child exhibited unusual mystic abilities and his life story is full of legends which were never heard before or after.
After 89 years when Tansen left for heavenly abode, he was very lovingly buried near Ghaus baba. Such a beautiful symbolism of the 'cycle of life'.
This place vibrates with such peace and serenity, which is beyond words to express.
Thousands of pigeons circle around the tomb throughout the day, untiringly.
Written 10 December 2019
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HippieFoodster
Washington DC, DC470 contributions
The Teacher - Student Memories.
Oct 2019 • Solo
Mohammad Ghaus and Tansen.
The Teacher - Student Memories.
Tomb of Tansen, Gwalior

When at Gwalior one wants to visit the tomb of Tansen. You may not know ‘C’ of classical but you would know the ‘T’ of Tansen. As you walk into the large garden you see a magnificent, stunning monument. Before you make any assumptions, this is the tomb or monument of Mohammad Ghaus ( a Sufi saint from 15th century). Tansen was buried in the same complex. In a much humble way.

There is no cost to visit the monument as it has mosque within its premises. One should go early in morning to be at peace. I was delighted to see so many pigeons and rose plantations . I was disgusted to see a man urinating within the premises. Perhaps a ticket is needed to limit entry and provide more supervision.

Akbar built a tomb in his honour right next to Mohammad Ghaus to give him same respect as his guru . Tansen was a student of #MohammadGhaus who taught him Hindustani classical music, #Tansen promoted ‘Dhrupad style’ and he developed the Gwalior Gharana style of music.

Apart from being a beautiful Indo-#Islamic monument, the tomb also serves as a part of the living cultural heritage of Gwalior. A national level music festival is organised every year during the months of November and December. Many emerging musicians and singers perform at the site during these festivals and competitions.

On the day I spotted students studying, families praying, #lovebirds catching up , pigeons munching and many out for a morning walk. The greenery around and structural beauty is serene in the midst of chaotic #Gwalior bazaar.
 
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Written 8 October 2019
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jbschmor
Springfield, OR206 contributions
Akbar's genius
Sep 2019
Having seen so many sites related to Akbar the Great, I really was moved to come to this place, which was erected by Akbar out of reverence to his teacher and to his famous court musician, singer, composer, Tansen. It has all the hallmarks of Akbar's architectural blend of "Hindu" and "Muslim" styles - it is classical INDIAN architecture and should be better revered.
Written 14 September 2019
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dreperu2016
Rouen, France66 contributions
must see
Jul 2019
Not easy to find this mausoleum, so you will need a guide or good tuk tuk driver. Lovely carved yali's and the Tansen tomb adjoining
Written 15 August 2019
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592abck
Pune, India566 contributions
Nothing to see
Feb 2019 • Family
Nothing to see here. Also very bad maintenance. Not many people go here and rightly so. There is nothing left
Written 15 June 2019
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