Khodja Abdi Darun Shrine

Khodja Abdi Darun Shrine

Overview Mausoleum Of Khoja Abdi Shrine

The Mausoleum Of Khoja Abdi Shrine ensemble appeared near the Abd-al Mazeddina in the 12thcentury. It is believed that Sheikh Abdi-Darunee arrived in Samarkand from the Arabian Peninsula in the 9thcentury, took the work of a judge here due to his immense knowledge in Koran and Sharia, and hence the tomb after he became an important part of Samarkand Sights. The meaning of "Darunee" is "internal" which signifies the location of his tomb which is inside the city walls of Samarkand and is a must-visit on your Uzbekistan Tours.

History Of Mausoleum Of Khoja Abdi Shrine

Constructed in the 12th century the Mausoleum Of Khoja Abdi Shrine was reconstructed in the 15th century. After the renovation work, the Mausoleum of Khoja Abdi Shrine In Samarkand started looking completely different. There are no paintings in gold and ceramics inside and is a small and modest building with a pyramidal dome structure. The entire area is occupied by a large gravestone.

Khodja Abdi Darun Shrine
Khodja Abdi Darun Shrine
Khodja Abdi Darun Shrine

Mausoleum Of Khoja Abdi Shrine Design and Architecture

The Mausoleum Of Khoja Abdi Shrine is occupied by a mausoleum with a kanaka and additional lateral extensions in the southern part of the complex. Among the many Samarkand Sights you will encounter on your Uzbekistan Tours this is the most intriguing one. The Khoja Abdimausoleum is a cubic-shaped room posited towards the end of the building.

There is a low octagonal drum, a conical dome erected on the top of the building. The interior of the mausoleum such as its walls and ceiling are covered with white alabaster and there is no much decor on it. There is a portal dome structure attached to the khanaki premises. The blue tiles on the massive dome rest on the high cylindrical drum and are a beautiful sight.

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