'Baradari' is translated as 'twelve doors.'1 A baradari is a Mughal pavilion with pillars.2
The baradari at Humayun's Garden Tomb is also called "The East Pavilion" and is located on the garden's eastern wall, in line with Humayun's Tomb, the eastern fountain, and the West Gate.3 This is just north of the Nila Gumbad. Before the river changed courses, the baradari was situated next to what would have been the Yamuna River.4 "The details of the sandstone columns and elaborately cusped arches indicate that this pavilion is an addition probably of the seventeenth century."5
1. C.M. Villiers Stuart, Gardens Of The Great Mughals (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1913), 285.
2. Catherine B. Asher, Architecture of Mughal India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), xxv.
3. Annual Report 2010," Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative - Aga Khan Development Network - A People Public - Private Partnership, accessed July 14, 2020, http://annualreport2016.nizamuddinrenewal.org/docs/Annual_Report_2010.pdf, 158.
4 S.A.A. Naqvi, Humayun's Tomb and Adjacent Buildings (Delhi: Government of India Press, 1947), 3.
5 ibid, 8.
The Baradari's Floor Plan
The Baradari's Floor Plan and Eastern Elevation
An Elevation Illustration of the Baradari
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