Area: 0.036 Acres

The tomb of Mubarak Khan is situated in a quadrangle of high wall built in stone block. It stands in close proximity to the mehrab, cut into the western wall of the enclosure.Mubarak khan also known as Dolha Daria Khan.

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Area: 0.36 acres

The tomb of sister Fateh Khan is situated to the north east of Mausoleum of Mubarak Khan, which is in ruined condition. An Arabic stone inscription is built in the western wall (inside) of the shrine, which points out that the tomb was assigned to the sister (hamshira) of Fateh Khan.

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Area: 37 Acres

The graveyard known as Maqam Qadam Shah (Qadam Gah) at village Raj Malik contains some tombs built in the local yellow sandstone and belong probably to the 17th & 18th centuries AD. The style of carving and ornamentation on these graves have similarity with those Baloch tombs situated at Chaukundi and elsewhere.

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Area: 0.3 Acre

The tomb of sister Fateh Khan is situated to the north east of mausoleum of Mubarak Khan which is in a ruined condition. An Arabic stone inscription is built into the western wall (inside) of the shrine, which points out that the tomb was assigned to the sister (Hamshirah) of Fateh Khan. The inscription in question bears a considerable importance from the historical point of view since it helps us in gleaning a glimpse of genealogy of the Sultan Nizamuddin. An English translation of the same is furnished below:

This (resting place is intended for the aspirer to the mercy of Allah; the arrangement for building) this shrine was made one of Nizamuddin shah; may Allah perpetuate his dominion and sovereignty; in the year eight hundred and ninety eight 898 A.H. (1492 A.D.).

From the above mural document it is evident that Fateh Khan succeeded or nominated by his father Sultan Nizamuddin to the throne of lower Sindh.

 

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Area: 52.38 acres

Village Sonda situated about 20-22 miles from Thatta along main road to Hyderabad was founded according to Mir Ali Shair Qane author of Tuhfat-ul-Karam, by Jam Tamachi in 3rd quarter of fourteenth century A.D. It is said that there lived a saint here before the town was founded. The saint was very fond of Rag Sondra and the village derives its origin from the name of this Rag.

The village was respected by Muslims as a noble family of saints known as Makhdums lived there. Names of Makhdum Ramzan Vedani, mula Ari, Mula Bayazid and Mula Abu Bakar are well renowned for their pious living. The graves of these saintly personalities situated in the graveyard were very often visited by the common people. But not many of these graves have survived the cruel hands of time. Whatever little is left of the decorations both in geometrical patterns as well as in human representation in the shape of carving on yellowish stone is however, remarkable. Human representations on these graves are one of the unique features of the tombs.

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The Mausoleum of Shah Baharo is said to have been erected to his memory by Ghulam Shah Kalhora in 1774 A.D Shah Baharo held a military Command under Nur Mohammad Kalhora and died in 1735 A.D. he is credited with having excavated several canals and built some forts. However, there was also a Bahar Shah Faqir who served Bur Mohammad and Ghulam Shah and he was alive in A.H. 1158, when he held and expedition against the Hindus of Kachh who had penetrated into Sindh. The Faqirs were adherents of the Kalhora Chief, and on several occasions, rendered him valuable military services.

A more serious study is required to identify Shah Baharo or Bahar Shah. The two Persian inscriptions fixed in the tomb have already been published in the Archaeological survey of western India Memo No’s, P-11. Throw much light on the history of the monument except the chronogram gives the date of its construction as A.H.1188.

The huge monument crowned with a segmental dome surmounted by a decoration lantern was raised upon a high platform. It was constructed with burnt bricks and was finished with “Pucca Qalai” or “Glazed choona plaster”. The lantern is a very unusual but pleasant feature which improves the look of the monument. It is octagonal in shape and over laid with enameled tiles.

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The most important monument of Rohri lies on one of the little hills that rise out of the River Bank. On south there is a level platform on which are many carved grave-stones like those of the Makli Hills at Thatta, with chain ornament and panels of Arabic quotations from the Holy Quran. The whole space between the graves in paved and flight of steps lead up to the platform from the southern side.

Enameled tile work is freely used on these tombs, most of which are dated 1018 to 1301 A.H. that is between 1609 and 1883 A.D. the principal grave is that of Mir Qasim one of the Sabzwari Syed dated 1018 A.D.

This is generally known as the hill of seven virgins from the building on south side called sathain which consist of a row of 2 shallow rooms, connected by a long passage cut partly out of the rock and ornamented externally with colored tiles.

These cells are said to have been occupied by seven virgins, who had taken a vow never to look upon the face of man.

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Gori temple situated at a distance of 14 miles north-west of Viravah, is about 125’ by 50 feet and similar is style as in temples at Bodesar. The effects of fire and gun powder which was used by Col. Tyrwhitt at the time of Nagar outbreak are quite marked. Still, it is the best surviving temple here, built of local stone with pillars and details of marble from Rajputana. It consists of three parts viz. an outer stone Mandpa or pavilion with marble pillars and a corbelled dome, leading to an interior Mandapa of similar design but supplemented by small cells. The shrine itself which formerly had a ‘Sikhara’ of typical Kathiawar type is now adorned with rows of miniature ‘Sikharas’. The temple according to an inscription was repaired in 1715 A.D.

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The Jaina temple at Verawah is about 15 miles north of Nagar Parkar. The temple is made of stone and consists of an open group of pillars with carved capitals. From this temple was found a beautifully carved block of marble 6’-9” in length and 2’-7” in breadth which is now on display in the National Museum of Pakistan, Karachi.

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This mosque with white pillars in Bhodesar is a small marble and limestone structure near the pond embankment is built in 1436 AD.

It was built by Mehmood Shah Bin Zaffar Shah, ruler of Gujrat. The mosque is located 5 Kms from town Nagarparkar.

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