Bara Imambara is an imambara complex that was built by Siddhartha Singh who was the Nawab of Lucknow in the year 1784. To reach this place Cheap Bus Tickets can be easily booked through the travel portals.
It was earlier known as Asafi Imamabad. Bara means big while imambara refers to the shrine built by the Shia Muslims for Azadari. It is one of the grandest buildings in Lucknow. The complex has within itself a large Asifi Mosque, the bhulbhulayah (labyrinth) and bowli which is a step with running water. Bara Imambara is a very big Masjid. The travelers can book Cheap Bus Tickets to avoid any complexity.
It was built in the year 1783 which was marked by famine. This was a project undertaken to provide employment opportunity to the people. According to legends the ordinary men worked during the day while the noblemen were said to demolish the structure at night as there was nothing else for them to do. The architecture has the touch of the Mughal period. The main imambara has a central chamber which contains the tomb of Asaf-ud-Daula. It has no beam supporting the ceiling and is one of the largest arched constructions in the entire world. There are 8 surrounding chambers built to different roof heights. This allows the space above it to be reconstructed into three dimensional labyrinths with different passages interconnecting with each other. This is the popular part of the building and the people often call the whole complex bhulbhulayah. It is possibly the only existing maze in the whole ofIndia. It was unintentionally constructed to support the building weight. The complex was built on marshy maze. The entire design of the complex was got through various competitive processes. The ultimate winner was the architect Kifayatullah who is also buried in the main hall of the Imambara. This forms a unique aspect as both the sponsor and the architect lie buried next to each other.
There is also a blocked tunnel passageway leading to allocation near GomtiRiver. The other rumored passageways include ones leading to Allahabad, Delhiand Faizabad. They were sealed because of disappearance of people who went for exploring. Bara Imambara is a historic place where the people can go via Cheap Bus Tickets available in the travel portals.