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Tomb of Madin Sahib

Tomb of Madin Sahib is located to the north of the mosque of Madin Sahib at Zadibal in Srinagar District, Jammu and Kashmir. The wall surface of the tomb is decorated with glazed tiles, a special architectural feature inducted into Kashmir in the 15th century. Now, most of them have been removed and sold out of Kashmir. A few fragments are preserved in the Pratap Singh Museum at Srinagar.

The tomb was built in memory of the saint Madin Sahib. There are inscriptions on the lintel of the entrance which reveals that the tomb was built a few years after the mosque was erected. There were various inscriptions on the entrance arch which include the representation of a beast with the body of a leopard. There are also the cloud-forms which are common in Chinese and Persian art.

The tile work used on masonry buildings in Kashmir can be seen in the jambs of the archway. There is, however, an interesting narrow border on the east facade representing a flowing floral pattern interwoven with the heads of donkeys and lions.

The mosque can be easily accessed from Srinagar. The nearest railway station is at Jammu and the nearest airport is Srinagar Airport.

Updated on 1st October, 2015
District: Srinagar
Location: Srinagar

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