|Tomb of Aurangzeb hindivarta.com/|
|Tomb of Aurangzeb, another view. TripAdvisor|
a simple & ordinary tomb with no embellished interior Nor is there a big ornate mausoleum. It is in a small,shabby lane and is poorly maintained. There are other tombs in the dargah. People working here earn by way of showing the place to the visitors..............................
|Aurangzeb's tomb in Khuldabaden.wikipedia.org|
Unfortunately, on the domestic front, Aurangzeb earned the ire of the Hindus as he seriously practised religious persecution , unlike his predecessors who were secular to a large extent. The introduction of the Jizya tax, destruction of Hindu temples, and execution of the ninth Sikh guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, his grudge against the Shia Muslims were cited by his critics. Some others argue he did build the Hindu temples and employed Hindus in his kingdom. Let us leave this contentious issue as it is. His continued war expeditions against the Marathas, in particular, unwanted military expenses had a run on the Mogul treasury and towards the end of his reign, the Mogul economy was in a shambles. In the aftermath of his death, the Moguls lost their supremacy as a ruling dynasty in the Indian subcontinent and this led to their representatives or Nawabs declaring themselves as independent of the Mogul empire and became local rulers.
The Tomb of Aurangzeb, is located in Khuldabad, close to the tomb of his beloved wife whose mausoleum is called Bibi-ka-Maqbara near Aurangabad. Maharashtra, India. In marked contrast to other Mogul tombs, which are large
well decorated monuments of unique Mogul architecture, including the Taj Mahal, his tomb is in an unmarked grave as per his wish. It is in the the dargah complex or shrine of Sheikh Zainuddin who happened to be his spiritual "Guru"
|Tomb of Sufi Saint Bahar-ud-din and Aurangzeb. Wikimapia|
|marble screen Tomb of Aurangzeb, Khuldabad.My Favourite Things|
|:Tomb of Aurangzwb, marble screen. /sudhagee.com|
The tombs of the first Nizam, Asaf Jah I, his son Nasir Jung, and those of Aurangzeb's son Azam Shah and his wife are also located in the dargah of Sheikh Zainuddin.Tit-bits:
Khuldabad or Khultabad) is a town and a Taluka of Aurangabad district in Maharashtra. Centuries ago it was known as Rauza meaning garden of paradise. It is called the Valley of Saints or the Abode of Eternity, because in the 14th century, several Sufi saints chose to reside here. Located in this town are The dargah of Zar Zari Zar Baksh, Shaikh Burhan ud-din Gharib Chisti & Shaikh Zain-ud-din Shirazi along with the tomb of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and his trusted general Qamar-ud-din Khan, Asaf Jah I the first Nizam of Hyderabad. Spiritually well-oriented place, hence this place was chosen by Aurangzeb to have his eternal rest, which, in real life he failed to get because of his repressive rule and harboring hatred toward other faiths. .