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Tughlaq Era Royal Mosque , Fortress and Well of Palia Haider Village near Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Royal Mosque Village Palia Haider

Royal Mosque Built During Firoz Shah Tughlaq at Village Palia Haider near Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Royal Mosque Palia Haider Village, Indore

Royal Mosque Built During Firoz Shah Tughlaq at Village Palia Haider near Indore, Madhya Pradesh

According to Information available in Mosque “Firoz Shah Tughlaq(who ruled 1351-1388AD ) of Delhi Sultanate had granted jagir of Sanwer to local zamindar Dewan Nagaji after the Victory of Mandav(Dhar) and he constructed a Fortress in Village Palia Haider.  On  the orders of Sultan Firoz Shah this Royal Mosque was constructed” (During 1385 AD).

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Royal Mosque Built During Firoz Shah Tughlaq at Village Palia Haider near Indore, Madhya Pradesh

This Two Story  Royal Mosque is in excellent shape and was originally constructed with Black Basalt Stones with Decorated Domes, Minarets and Arches. Repairing , Painting and Maintenance work had covered the these stones with modern Tiles. There exist two Graves (Mazars) inside the courtyard of Mosque which were also built  by carving the basalt stones. Original Tombs are situated inside the basement of considerable size and after observing them it seems that the Graves/Mazars belongs to some influential persons of that Era. Outside the Royal Mosque Complex there exists a contemporary Baodi(Water Well ) that too was construed with Black Stone

Historic Baodi (Well) Palia Haider Village Indore

Historic Baodi (Well) Palia Haider Village Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Near this water there is a Pond which was constructed on a stream. On the other end of this Pond one can see the remains of that Royal Fortress inform of Pillars of Gate, Broken Minarets. The base of entrance gate was built with Stone while arches and upper portion was built with Bricks. The remains of one of Minaret of Fortress still  of Plaster on it with some designs of “+” like marks (typical Sultante era architecture)

 

Remains of Fortress Gate
Remains of Fortress Gate at Palia Haider Village, Near Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Fortress Wall Palia Haider Village
Fortress Wall Palia Haider Village, near Indore, Madhya Pradesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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