Shah Najaf Imambara

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

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Shah Najaf Imambara is one of the several imambaras in Lucknow. It is located centrally in the city and is less known that Asafi and Hussainabad Imambara.

Shah Najaf Imambara was constructed by Nawab Ghazi-ud-Din Haider, the last nawab wazir and the first King of the state of Awadh in 1816 - 1817. This imambara served as his mausoleum and was copy of Ali's tomb in Najaf in Iraq. Apart from Nawab Ghazi-ud-Din, his three wives Sarfaraz Mahal, Mubarak Mahal and Mumtaz Mahal were also buried there.

Shah Najaf Imambara is located in heart of the city on the Rana Pratap Road. It is close to the Sikandar Bagh Chauraha and is flanked by National Botanical Research Institute on one side. The front portion faces the Sahara Ganj Mall. The monuments is quite close to Hazratganj Market and close to many official building like Indra Bhawan and Jawahar Bhawan. Also, it lies quite close to the river Gomti on the rear side. A popular road is named as Shah Najaf Road in Lucknow.

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