MOSQUE WITH ITS DALANS AND COURTYARD AND
THE BARA GUMBAD (KHAIRPURILODI GARDEN)-
Bara-Gumbad is a square tomb with an imposing dome and turrets on corners and facade, possessing
a semblance of being double-storeyed. The person lying buried in it is not identified but he must have been a high ranking officer during Sikandar Lodi's reign (A.D. 1489- 1517). The dominating position and the present absence of a grave raises possibility that it might have been erected as a gateway to the mosque. Bara-Gumbad mosque was built in A.H. 900 (A.D. 1494), as seen from the inscription over its
southern mibrab; It has low domes over central bays, flat roof over end-bays, oriel windows and tapering minarets. It ocupies an important place in the development of the Mughal mosques. The mosque is profusely carved with coloured tiles and with foliage and Quranic inscriptions wrought in incised and painted plaster.