Chota Imambara, additionally called Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak is an imposing monument positioned inside the metropolis of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Built as an imambara or a congregation hall for Shia Muslims, through Muhammad Ali Shah, the Nawab of Awadh in 1838, it was to serve as a mausoleum for himself and his mother, who's buried beside him. The significance of Panjetan, the holy 5, is once again emphasized right here with 5 foremost doors.
This Imambara consist of two halls and a Shehnasheen a platform in which the Zarih of Imam Husain is kept. Zarih is the replica of that protective grill or shape that is kept on the grave of Imam Husain at Karbala, Iraq. The big inexperienced and white bordered corridor of Azakhana is richly embellished with chandeliers and a terrific variety of crystal glass lamp stands. In truth, it become for this profuse ornament that the Imambara changed into referred by using European visitors and writers as The Palace of Lights. The exterior may be very fantastically decorated with Quranic verses in Islamic calligraphy.