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Mohamad Gawan Madrasa

One of the attractions of the old town of Bidar is the remains of the ancient theological college, Mohamad Gawan Madrasa. Built in 1472 by Gawan, a Persian exile and scholar of the Bahmani court, this was one of the greatest centers of Islamic learning of its time, attracting students from all over. This Persian-style, massive three-storeyed building was once surmounted by large bulbous domes and its walls are adorned with exquisite colorful tile work and inscriptions from the Quran. It once housed a world-famous library, a mosque, a laboratory, lecture halls, quarters for the teaching faculty and a students’ hostel. Though it suffered extensive damages, a large portion of the building still remains unharmed.

Updated on 4th December, 2015
District: Bidar
Location: Bidar    


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