Barah Khamba

Barah Khamba

(A. D. 1605 to 1658)

Barah Khamba located near Taj Mahal, is very close to the Fatehpuri Masjid. The structure built partly of red sand stone and partly of brick and lime, is octagonal on plan. A dome supported by eight red sand stone pillars surmounts its open pavilion.

Two graves, one of a male and other a female, are located inside. However, local tradition says that the graves belong to an elephant rider and his son, who lived during Shah Jahan’s time. The exact identification of those interned could not be ascertained due to lack of any inscription.

The structure on stylistic ground may be assigned to the reign of Jahangir / Shah Jahan (A. D. 1605 to 1658).