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Shah Najaf Imambara


A true replica of the tomb of Hazarat Ali in Iraque, Shah Najaf Imambara on the south bank of river Gomti contains the remains of Ghazi Uddin Haider and his three wives. Ghazi-ud-din Haider’s silver tomb is flanked by the tombs of his wives on either side and the golden tomb is that of his European wife by name Mubarak Mahal.

This Imambara depicts a plain exterior with dooms but the interiors are highly ornamented with splendid chandeliers. It is learnt that once upon a time this dooms were covered with gold. The build is used to hoard tazia, intricate designs of wood, bamboo and silver paper, which are carried during the celebrations of Muharam. The Imambara is open for the public from 8.00 am in the morning to 5.00 pm in the evening. This mausoleum opens to a lovely garden that adds the serenity of the Imambara.