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Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam

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    The Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam (Punjabi, Urdu: مقبرہ شاہ رکن عالم) located in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan, is the mausoleum of the 14th century Punjabi Sufi saint Sheikh Rukn-ud-Din Abul Fateh. The shrine is considered to be the earliest example of Tughluq architecture,[1] and is one of the most impressive shrines in Asia.[2] The shrine attracts over 100,000 pilgrims to the annual urs festival that commemorates his death.[3] The tomb is located in the ancient city of Multan, in central Pakistan. The tomb is situated at the northwestern edge of the Multan Fort. The tomb was built between 1320 and 1324 CE by Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq in the pre-Mughal architectural style.[3] The tomb is considered the earliest example of Tughluq architecture, and pre-dates Tughluq monuments in Delhi.[1] The tomb was built when Ghiyath al-Din served as governor of Dipalpur, and likely was intended to serve as a tomb for himself,[4][3] before he became Emperor of the Delhi Sultanate. Rukn-e-Alam had initially been buried in the Shrine of Bahauddin Zakariya,[4] however, the present tomb was gifted by Muhammad bin Tughluq to the descendants of Rukn-e-Alam,[5] who had his remains interred in the shrine in 1330.[4]

  • Type: Tombs
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  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_Shah_Rukn-e-Alam
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  • Multan, Punjab Pakistan