Tomb of Mohammad Ghaus
Tomb of Mohammad Ghaus
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XaghraDream
Island of Malta, Malta10,993 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A gorgeous architectural sight nice for a stroll. However, our visit was ruined by a con man who attempted to coerce us as foreigners of INR 500 each. He claimed once in the tomb, we must give money to him or face bad luck. He should be ashamed as we had donated INR 100 and he demanded more. Watch out and stand firm. It's abuse.
Written 1 March 2024
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Ghaus, or Muhammad Ghawth, was a Sufi master or saint, closely associated with the Mughal dynasty : he was a teacher to Humayun. So Humayun's son Akbar built this mausoleum in his honour. Obviously it is build in the Mughal architectural style ; and stands out because of its intricate stone lattices work all around, topped by a large dome and chhatris.
It sits in well maintained gardens from where you have a good view of Gwalior Fort.
Written 5 April 2023
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krishna292
Hyderabad District, India1,147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
In fact we wanted to visit the tomb of Tansen, the famous classical singer and one of the nine gems of Moghul Emperor, Akbar and so asked our driver to take us there. However, after reaching the place we found that the main structure belongs is the tomb of Mohammed Gaus, who was Tansen's guru or teacher and it was built by Tansen in the memory of his guru. The structure is quite impressive with imprints of Hindu as well as Muslim style. Of course, Tomb of Tansen who had converted to Islam also exists there (built after his death by his disciples). It is in the far corner of the tomb of Mohammed Gaus and not at all comparable to his Guru's massive tomb in workmanship or size. The gardens around both the structures are well maintained. There is not much to see here except going around both the structures. People mostly visit it only for Tansen who is remembered in the history as the best singer of his times with many folklores. Several Indian films have also been made in his memory. Even now an Annual Music Festival is celebrated in the memory of Tansen.
Written 29 March 2023
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A Choudhury
New Delhi, India112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Mintss0007
Palampur, India128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK1,79,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, India88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, DC471 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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