The Bahmani Sultanate, or Bahmanid Empire, was a Muslim state of the Deccan Plateau in southern India between 1347 and 1527, and was one of the great medieval Indian kingdoms. It occupied the North Deccan region right up to Krishna River.
The #Bahmani capital was Ahsanabad (Gulbarga) between 1347 and 1425; it was then moved to Muhammadabad (Bidar). The sultanate reached its zenith of power during the vizierate of Mahmud Gawan (1466–1481). About eighteen kings ruled during the nearly 200 years of the Bahmani Sultanate. After 1518, the kingdom was divided into four parts: Barishahi (Bidar), Kutbshahi (of Golkonda), Adamshahi(of Ahmadnagar), and Adilshahi (of Bijapur), known collectively as the Deccan Sultanates.
Allauddin Hassan, a man of humble origin, assumed the name of Gangu Bahamani in memory of his patron, a Brahmin. He was the founder of the Bahamani Dynasty and ruled it under the title of Bahaman Shah. The Bahmani Sultanate wasat constant war with its southern neighbor, the Vijayanagara Empire.
The Bahamani Sultans encouraged a distinct style by inviting architects from Persia, Turkey and Arabia and blending them with local styles. The resulting architecture was a blend of both northern and southern styles and had its own distinct elements.
You will find a row of tombs at this location. Quite different from other tomb complexes.
The Tomb of Ahmed Shah-al-Wali Bahamani: Ahmad Shah (1422 to 1436) is the most famous and gas religious significance amongst Muslims and Hindus. He was a liberal ruler and the ninth Sultan of the Bahamani Sultanate and ruled for 13 years. There are no external decorations but the interior is a blaze of brilliant colors. Intricate floral designs as well as calligraphic styles are interwoven to produce a harmonious and pleasing blend of opposing colors. The artistic technique of outlining a subject to make them more prominent has been employed here. Most of the inscriptions are texts of Sufi doctrines and the workmanship is of Persian artisans. You will also find the swastika on the inner walls.