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The octagonal tomb of Muhammad Shah, last of the Sayyid dynasty kings of Delhi was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah.This monument is the oldest of the buildings in Lodi Gardens, New Delhi. The central dome, octagonal shape, chhajjas and guldastas on the roof are characteristics of the structure. Chhajjas are a predominant Hindu architecture, and presence of these structural pattern in a Muslim architecture shows how the early Islamic architecture borrowed structural ideas from Hindu styles. The setting of the monument amid lush greens of Lodi Gardens is very soothing to the eye.

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