Muhammadan Tomb & Dargah at Kaddirampura

Muhammadan Tomb & Dargah at Kaddirampura

BRIEF HISTORY:There are two tombs situated on the outskirts (south-west) of Kadirampurar village. On grounds of style, these may be assigned to the fifteenth century A.D. and are comparable to contemporary Bahmani tombs. One is a small domed structure and the other is a large roofless building. The former structure has a doorway in the middle of the south side. No grave stone is faun inside it. The door has a lintel; over which is a walled-up four-centred arch. On either side of the doc are two small arched niches. The exterior surfaces of the walls have large panels with four-centre, arches. High up on the walls is a series of small openings with angled tops and the parapet above have curved merlons.

The large and plain vaulted dome has a hemispherical top. In the interior of the building there is a large recessed four-centred arched panel ill the middle of each side with square arches at the corners. The central square below the dome is converted into a circle by the usual devlce of an intervening octagonal band. The roofless building is a later large square structure, built of well-dressed stone slabs and has a doorway. The exterior surface (of the walls) is divided into two halves. The lower half contains a large four-centred arched doorway flanked by two arched panels of the same size and form. The upper half contains a row of six small two-arched panels. The building is now open to sky. The interior is also decorated with four-centred arched panels and squinches at the corners. It contains three small graves.