What is Imambara made of?
The winner was a Delhi architect Kifayatullah, who also lies buried in the main hall of the Imambara. It is another unique aspect of the building that the sponsor and the architect lie buried beside each other. The roof of Imambara is made up from the rice husk which makes this Imambara a unique building.
What is special about Bara Imambara?
The Bara Imambara is, in fact, a great hall built at the end of a spectacular courtyard approached through two magnificent triple-arched gateways. The central hall of the Imambara is almost 50 meters in length and 16-meter wide. The ceiling of this columnless hall is more than 15-meter high.
Why is Bara Imambara built?
Construction of the imambara (and the neighbouring Rumi Darwaza) began in 1784 as part of famine relief. The region was in the grip of a severe drought and food was scarce. The nawab declared that people who offered their labour for the construction would get food as wages.
How many holes are there in Bara Imambara?
This is a labyrinth of more than 1,000 passageways and 489 identical doorways. It is among the few existing mazes in the world.
What is meant by Imambara?
An “Imambara” or an “Imambargah” means (House of Imam or Court of Imam); this word is a North Indian origin. An Imambara is also known as Hussaniya, Ashoor Khana. An Imambara is a place or a building with a hall where people assemble for “Majlis” (Mourning Congregations) of Imam Husain and Martyrs of Karbala.
Who made Chota Imambara?
Mohammed Ali Shah’s
What is the importance of Bara Imambara?
The Bara Imambara of Lucknow is one of the most famous monuments of this place. It is also called Asfi Imambara after the name of the Nawab of Lucknow who got it constructed. It is an important place of worship for the Muslims who come here every year to celebrate the religious festival of Muharram.
What is the other name of Chota Imambara?
Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak
How do I get to Bara Imambara?
You can opt for buses, taxis, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws to reach Bara Imambara from any part of Lucknow. The local bus can be taken from the Alambagh bus stand which will directly take you to the Imambara.
How do I get to Bara Imambara by Metro?
To reach Bara Imambara (Asafi Imambara), Bhul Bhulaiya, and Shahi Baoli by Lucknow metro, the nearest metro station is K D Singh Babu Stadium Metro Station. Deboarding at the K D Singh Stadium Metro Station, you can take an auto-rickshaw and travel the remaining distance of 3.3 km.
How do I get to Bara Imambara from Charbagh?
By Train. Lucknow is well-connected to almost all parts of India through railways. Lucknow railway station is located at Charbagh from where many trains depart and arrive. Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Double Decker, Gharib Rath, superfast and fast mail and express trains pass through the city.