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Sola Khamba, Ajmer

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Sola Khamba is named so as it has 16 pillars to support its roof. It was built during the reign of Aurangzeb. It is also widely called as Shaikh Ala-al-Din's tomb and is located just outside the Dargah Sharif. The tomb was built in 4 years by the saint, who was the overseer of the shrine of Khwaja Moin-Ud-Din Chisti.

The edifice has been constructed using white marble and has arches with four slender minarets arising from each corner. The most distinguishing feature of the architecture is the trio of cusped arches that leads to the flat roof. Based on a courtyard plan having a portico at its eastern side, it is one of the oldest mosques in India. The main building has a roof space of 1399 sq ft while the portico has an area of 1001 sq ft.


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