Malaysia / Architecture

 Nagore Dargarh

Name of artwork : Common name
Nagore Dargarh
Name of place : Common name
Nagore Dargarh
Country
Malaysia
State
Penang
Province/City
George Town
Location
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latitude/longitude
1.2814461, 103.8478672
Type of artwork
Architecture
History of production
At Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India, many Muslim pay respect to the tomb of the Sufi Saint or known in India as Dargarh. When these Muslims migrated to Malaysia, they brought this tradition with them so the duplications of the tombs can be found in both Penang and Singapore.
Art
The plan of the duplicated tomb uses the Hindu temple’s plan with the sanctum, the circumbulatory path and front hall. The fake towers have the stacked level in the square plan like in Nagore Dargarh, India which shows the duplicated from the original. On top of the dome have an inverse petal which is the identity of the Indian dome.
Period
British Colonization Period 
Age
19th – 20th century
Religion
Islam 
Sect
Sufi Saint 
Religion, Belief, and Legend
Even paying respect to the tomb is prohibited for the normal Muslim. However, for the Indian Muslim, paying respect to the tomb isn’t praying to the tomb but praying to the death Sufi Saint so they will make a wish from Allah instead of the normal men. 
Keyword
Type of License
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
Rights
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
Language
English
Date of Create
February 2015
Record creator
Chedha Tingsanchali