A Replica of Heaven on Earth- Esfahan /Hyderabad

A replica of Heaven on Earth. Esfahan/Hyderabad.


Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth Sultan of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty of Golconda described the then new city of Esfahan (Isfahan) of Persia as ” unparalleled in the world and a replica of Heaven itself .” He ascended to the throne in 1580 at the age of 15 and ruled for thirty-one years. He founded the city of Hyderabad and this most well planned city was modeled on the city of Esfahan. Architects from Persia planned the lay out of Hyderabad city which was built on the southern bank of Musi River in 1591. Charminar(Four Towers) was built as the architectural centerpiece and it defines the center of the Hyderabad city. He had married a Telangana Telugu woman named Bhagmati and hence the city is known as ‘BHAGYA NAGAR’. He had given her the name Hyder Mahal and the city got its name from her new identity. He built JAMA MASJID in 1597. 

A replica of Heaven on Earth. Esfahan/Hyderabad. Jama Masjid, Hyderabad.

Please view the related blog post titled ‘Shia Ruler of Golconda – Verily a Blessed Soul’. 


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Whole Man - Whole Theory: I intentionally combined the words Whole and Dude to describe the Unity of Body, Mind, and Soul to establish the singularity called Man.

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