|Satkhanda, Lucknow, UP. Pinterest|
|Lunar obsevatory. Satkhanda dolphin.blogspot.com|
Under normal circumstances, the successor to the throne would normally resume the work where it was stopped and proceed to complete it. In the case of this tower, the next heir and later others were not allowed to resume the work on the tower as it was considered unlucky and the ruler would run into all kinds of unnecessary problems if would venture to resume the work on the tower. That is the reason why there are four tiers, each built in different styles. This strange structure is under the control of the ASI who carries out periodic repairs.The height of the octagonal ground floor is 10 feet and the successive floors decrease in height as well as breadth. The total height is about 35 feet. Each face of the structure on every floor has triple-arched windows and compartments. The higher level from the ground floors can be accessed by a spiral flight of steps. From the top of the structure you have a good view of the adjacent places.
Mausoleums - Mini Taj:
|chota Imambara, Lucknoow.Yatra.com|
|Mosque at chota Imambara, Lucknoow. commons.wikimedia.org/|
|Mini Taj.chota Imambara Lucknow.sid-thewanderer.com/|
This tomb was built on the model of the Taj by the Lucknow's Nawabs to impress on the Moguls that construction of the Imambaras was a prestigious issue for them and they would rather build many Imambaras for the benefit of the people, rather than wasting money on highly embellished huge and luxurious tombs for their own selves like the Moguls. The message was quite clear: For the Lucknowi Nawabs the holy prophet of Islam and his family are close to their heart and more important than themselves. They would build many structures that were useful to the pious people. This magnanimous attitude of the rich rulers helped them gain the trust of their subjects.