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The tomb of Pemamati (Pai Mati, Premamati etc.) sits on a platform 80 metres west of the tomb of Queen Hayat Baksh Begum with its Great Mosque (to the right in the photo) in the Necropolis of Golconda. She and her sister, Taramati, were beautiful, and talented dancers, as well as concubines in the court of both Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah and his successor. She (and possibly her sister) died in 1662 CE. An inscription on the lintel in Persian describes her as being "from eternity a flower of paradise".

A visitor to Hyderabad may be interested in tracing two monuments important in her life. The first is a historical dance platform to the west of the fort that can be reached by trishaw. Its geo coordinates are 17.22.45.73 N and 78.22.47.74 E. Second, further west en route to Gandipet by road, there is a mosque said to date from 1625 CE built on top a sarai, on top a hillock, with five arches and no minarets named after her. Restoration work on the mosque is receiving financial support from the Iranian government. I have been unable to locate the mosque's exact location in Google Earth. It is however a protected monument.

Her tomb is in classic Deccan style, square on plan with a high, onion-shaped dome, decorated near the base with petals framed by a border of merlons. The material is local granite covered in stucco.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2006-11-05
  • Categories: Architektura
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  • Date Submitted: 2012-10-25 3:53
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