Beautiful with carved open areas all white marble. Fatehpur Sikri in the midst of old Mughal Splendour, the white marble tomb on the plaza before the Jama Mashid mosque in Fatehpur Sikri is one of the holiest places in Islam, next to Mecca.
Prayer ceremonies inside over the canopy, people throw silk sheets and flowers in the air to appease and praise the spirits.
The tomb of Sheik Salim Chishti, a Sufi, (1478 - 1572) who is revered as one of the wise men of his time. He foretold the ruler at the time, Akbar, that he would have sons. He had more than one son and founded Fathepur Sikri at this spot, as a gesture of thanks for his good fortune. This tomb, made of white marble with intrecate carvings and decorations is a symbol of prayer for blessings with divine help. It is actually quite small.
In the interior is a wooden canopy with mother of pearl inlay. It appears, the tomb is right below the canopy. I hope you can see some of the mother of pearl in the picture of the interior. It is quite splendid.
Devotees of Salim Chishti, come and wave silk sheets over the canopy and pray. The room has a very spiritual feeling. We walked around the canopy and prayed for our good fortune.
If you have the opportunity to visit Fathepur Sikri and the area, don't miss to see the White Marble Tomb of Salim Chishti. Buy some of the rose petals, sold right on the steps of the tomb, to take inside and throw in the air while standing at the canopy, praying for the fulfillment of your wishes.
Good fortune to You!