The Paigah Tombs in Hyderabad, India are the tombs of the several generations of the Paigah nobles. The Paigah nobles were very close to the Nizams and so they enjoyed a significant social status. Paigah Tombs Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Paigah Tombs, Paigah Tombs Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Paigah Tombs They were given the responsibility of looking after the security and defense of the state. Some of the Paigah nobles who have been laid to rest here are Asman Jah, Viqar-ul-Umara and Shams-ul-Umara.
Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung founded the Paigah nobility and was rendering service to the second Nizam, who ruled between 1760 and 1803. The Nizam bestowed him with the prestigious title of Shams-ul-Umra, meaning "the Sun among the masses". Tegh Jung was buried in 1786 at the foyer of the complex. An iron plaque at the entrance of the complex traces the Paigah lineage and exalts the marble magnificence of the vault. The Paigahs were also great patrons of fine arts, literature and sports and commanded the respect of the rulers and the ordinary people alike.
The Paigah Tombs are unique specimens of extraordinary artistry that is ardently visible in the wonderfully inlaid mosaic work. Paigah Tombs Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Paigah Tombs, Paigah Tombs Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Paigah Tombs Local people claim that the geometrical patterns and designs of these stunning tombs are only one of its kind and exclusive and cannot be found anywhere in the world.
The Paigah tombs, though a recent discovery, date back to the late eighteenth century and embody unparalleled grace and elegance in marble. Though these stunning tombs are strewn over 30-40 acres, tombs of the Paigahas who had married daughters of the Nizams and their spouses are confined to a two-acre site.
It was Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung who founded the Paigah nobility and rendered service to the second Nizam (1760 and 1803). The Nizam conferred on him the title of Shams-ul-umra, meaning the sun among the masses. Tegh Jung was buried in 1786 at the entrance of the complex, now known as Paiga tombs. An iron plaque at the entrance of the complex traces the Paigah lineage and eulogises the marble magnificence of the mausoleums. The Paigahs were also great patrons of arts, literature and sports and commanded the respect of the rulers and the people.
Built with unique lime and mortar in the Indo Saracenic architecture and delightfully decorated with flowers, famous jali work and have marble inlay work on them. Paigah Tombs Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Paigah Tombs, Paigah Tombs Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Paigah Tombs the Paigah Tombs situated at Santoshnagar, 10 km from Charminar. Apart from the family of the nizam, the highest ranking nobles in princely Hyderabad were the Paigah nobles. "Paigah" is not a family name; it's Farsi for "footstool." An English equivalent might be "right-hand man," though that phrase has a casual tone far removed from the refinements of the Hyderabadi court.
The Paigah tombs house the graves of several members of the Paigah families who were the primary nobility in the court of the Nizams of Hyderabad. In simple words, these tombs are works of art. The Paigahs were the only noble family of Hyderabad to be permitted by the Sultans to maintain a private army.
How to Reach This Place
Road : Hyderbad, being Capital city is well conected by Road from all major cities in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Maharastra and Orissa.
Rail : Being headquarter of South Central Railway , Well connected from all major cities of India. Hyderabad & Secunderabad Rly Stations.
Air : Has international airport.
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