Akkanna, 17th cent.
The renowned wazir of the Qutb Shahis from 1674-86, Akkanna (d. 1686) built a Siva temple and a saray for lodging the pilgrims around it in Maysram, (now Sanskritized as Maheshwaram) a southern suburb of Hyderabad. The Saray has a vast courtyard enclosed by a colonnade with cubicles, surrounded by a high wall. On the northeast is large tank measuring about 150 feet into 150 feet with imposing steps. In the middle of the tank is the temple connected to the eastern bank by a bridge. South of the Saray is a mosque in Qutb Shahi style, the prayer hall measuring 51 feet by 45 feet, 5 inches, with 16 pillars.plan (drawing), 1993
Type of WorkPalace; Temple; Mosque
Hinduism, Mosques, Palaces, Courtyards, Temples, Islamic cities and towns, Architecture, Islamic --India, Hyderabad (India), Qutb Shahi dynasty
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