Thursday Doors

An eclectic bunch of photographs for you passionate portal people this week. Let us begin with this set of marble doors, inset with iron for the hinge at the bottom. It is the tomb of a follower of the famous Sufi Chishti saint,┬áSultan-ul-Mashaikh, Mehboob-e-Ilahi, Hazrat Shaikh Khwaja Syed Muhammad bin Abdullah AlHussaini Nizamuddin Auliya, known… Continue reading Thursday Doors

Paradise

Humayun’s Tomb Fact of the Day: The Persian words for walled garden are “Pairi Daeza” which has been corrupted to the English word “paradise”. Humayun’s mausoleum was the first “garden tomb” in India. The 26 acre site is divided up into four quadrants by paths and narrow canals, representing the four heavenly rivers of paradise.… Continue reading Paradise