Gol Gumbaz is located in?

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Medieval History-Question 17

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16. Gol Gumbaz is located in?
A. Konark
B. Hyderabad
C. Puri
D. Bijapur


Note: Gol Gumbaz, the mausoleum of Muhammed Adil Shah is located in Bijapur, District ,Karnataka. It is an important monument known for its amazing dimensions and unique acoustic features.

The construction of this building was completed and the deceased king, Mohammed Adil Shah was buried in this building in AD 1656.

Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum (tomb) of the king Mohammed Adil Shah, Adil Shahi Dynasty. The name is based on "Gol Gumbadh" derived from "Gola Gummata" meaning "circular dome". It follows the style of culture and Indo-Islamic architecture .

Gol Gumbaz is the country's largest and the world's second largest dome. It is the second largest dome ever built, next in size only to St Peter's Basilica in Rome. A particular attraction in this monument is the central chamber, where every sound is echoed seven times.

The Gol Gumbaz, or the Gol Ghumat, is one of the finest examples of the Deccan Indo-Islamic style of architecture. Covering an area of 18000 sq. ft., the mausoleum is also one of the world’s largest single-chamber spaces. The Gol Ghumat of Bijapur was designed by Yaqut of Dabul and has been built using dark grey basalt. Reaching a height of 51 metres, Bijapur ka Gol Gumbaz (the Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur) has four seven-storey high dome-capped towers adorning its four sides.

Gol Gumbaz is well known for the fact that the giant structure stands tall and proud even though it has no pillars or towers to support its huge dome. The dome is  an architectural marvel and is held up from the inside by eight intersecting arches.


*This Question is a part of previous year paper gk questions on Medieval History of India.


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