History of Monuments of Sirhind
In the year 1191, it was taken by Shahab-ud-Din Ghuri and later on besieged by Prithviraj Chauhan. It Built by Slier Shah Sur, onky a little survives of the magnificence and splendour of the old city. Hills of debris and ruins bear witness to the former splendour of the place, which flourished between the year 1556 and the year 1707 during the Mughal Empire. In the year 1709, Sirhind was attacked by the Sikhs headed by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, who executed the Mughal Governor in an act of vengeance. In the year 1763, Sirhind was again attacked and laid to waste.
Architecture of the Monuments of Sirhind
The best surviving buildings of this city are the 'Tomb of Mir Miran', a fine example of Sultanate architecture. It has a large dome carried on an octagonal base and four smaller domes in each corner and the walls are clothed in bright-blue enamelled tiles. Other tombs in the same complex comprise a large plain brick grave with a dome of 40 feet in diameter attributed to Sayyid Khan Pathan. Another one is attributed to Khoja Khan, with a dome of 36 feet in diameter. The 'Tomb of Pirbandi Nakshwala' can be acknowledged by its distinctive Mughal dome. The building is lavishly decorated with flowers and glazed green and blue tiles. The 'Mosque of Sadan Kasai', with a dome of 45 feet in diameter, lies to the north of the town. The 'Rauza Sharif' is a grave in Sirhind that honours the burial place of Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi, the famous Sufi Saint. One of the most interesting monuments is the 'Haveli of Salabat Beg'. It is perhaps the largest and best-preserved instance of domestic Mughal architecture. It consists of two large brick structures linked by high walls.
Monuments of Sirhind are popular for their Mughal style of architecture and they also signify the incidents associated with its past.
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