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Afzal Khan Cenotaph

In Main City | Near Old Well, Bijapur, India
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Not the real burial ground of Afzal Khan

Afzal Khan was a general in the court of Bijapur Sultan. He was killed in a battle with Maratha... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
None I
Cruel history

Afzal Khan was the commander in chief in the army of Bijapur Sultan. We was to meet Maratha General... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Rimjhim B
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11 May 2017
“Not the real burial ground of Afzal Khan”
21 Apr 2017
“Cruel history”
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In Main City | Near Old Well, Bijapur, India
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Afzal Khan was a general in the court of Bijapur Sultan. He was killed in a battle with Maratha King Shivaji. Before parting from Bijapur for the battle, he had heard predictions of his death from astrologers and so he erected a cenotaph for himself....More

Thank None I
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Afzal Khan was the commander in chief in the army of Bijapur Sultan. We was to meet Maratha General Shivaji and confront Maratha. There was a prophecy of his death. He got all his sixty wives killed so that they couldn't remarry after his death...More

Thank Rimjhim B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It is basically a site of mass graves of the wives of Afzal Khan the army general of Bijapur who went into battle with Marathas and was killed by Shivaji. There is nothing architecturally significant about this place. Just a grim remainder of the violent...More

Thank Parwathi H
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This cenotaph was construted by an army General of Bijapur - Afzal Khan for himself but he could not be buried here as he was killed by Shivaji far away from Bijapur. The cenotaph complex has a two floored mosque. The place as such is...More

1  Thank Rajani B
Reviewed 31 December 2016

These place has the grave of all the wives of Afzal Khan who was a commander in Adil Shahi kings' court. The commander got all his wives killed before going on a battle to fight the marathas as he had heard a prophecy that he...More

Thank Rajesh k
Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

You can see sixty graves of Afzal Khan's wives. He killed all of his wives before going on mission to kill Chatrapati Shivaji since he was told by astrologer that he will not return back. To avoid his wives remarry after his death he took...More

11  Thank Anand K
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