What a colourful little place. I used to think Dargahs were mostly white and green, but not anymore. Great shots in low light, and a fitting writeup with links that kept me intrigued for a good while. (How good is that video?)

Thanks. I was a bit surprised with the variety of colours myself. The dargah at Fatehpur was quite minimalistic in its palette, but Nizamuddin turned out to be a wonderful splash of greens, reds and whites.

Oh and that video… I’m yet to get over even the title—In the Courtyard of the Beloved. So good.

The Colours say it all.


Those chandeliers are quite an unique add on for a shrine, which I doubt we’d see in most religious places of worship, although it would be nicer to see it lit. Also, I’m still in love with how the first half of that video was done.

Oh oh. I’ve always wanted to know how it is inside. These photographs are beautiful. I like how the islamic architecture has so much detail in it. I’d like to read about your experience..

Interesting. Detail in old [Indian] buildings is hardly limited to Islamic architecture, but this one is particularly interesting since the dargah is still in use. The colours, chandeliers, cloth hangings and most other features that stand out were probably not unique to this lone dargah.

Contrast this with any of the old Islamic monuments. Colourless but for the build material, completely unadorned, unfurnished. Slowly we start to see just how much existential detail was lost when these structure fell out of use.

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