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Tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani

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September 30, 1623
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Architectural and Building
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Jahangir 1605–1627

Tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani

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The tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani is the mausoleum of Mariam-uz-Zamani, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The tomb was built by Jahangir, in memory of his mother Mariam-uz-Zamani. The tomb is located in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra.


History


Mariam-uz-Zamani was born a Rajput princess named Harkha Bai, the eldest daughter of Raja Bharmal of Amer. She was married to Emperor Akbar in 1562 CE. She was honoured with the title Mariam-uz-Zamani ("Mary of the Age") after she gave birth to Jahangir. She died in Agra in 1623 and her son Jahangir built a tomb for her in between 1623 and 1627 CE. The tomb is just next to the Akbar's tomb, the only nearest of all the tombs of his other wives.


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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.

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