Bara gumbad (meaning "big dome"), built in 1490 ce, during the reign of the lodhi dynasty is in lodhi gardens, delhi, india. being part of a group of monuments that include a friday mosque (jama masjid) and the "mehman khana" (guest house) of sikandar lodhi, it is believed to have the earliest well-built full dome of any building in delhi.
the monument is close to the tomb of sikandar lodhi and shisha gumbad and they share a common raised platform, built at different time during the lodhi reign; they were not constructed at the same time. the absence of a tombstone questions the intended purpose of this structure. the raised platform suggests that it was to be a burial place. the place where the bara gumbad is located was earlier called khairpur .