Chota Imambara is one such historical and religious place of Lucknow. Chota Imambara is also known as Hussainabad Imambara. It is a congregation hall for Shia Muslims. It was built by the Muhammad Ali Shah third Nawab of Awadh.
The building is also known as the Palace of Lights because of its decorations and chandeliers during special festivals, like Muharram. The tombs of Muhammad Ali Shah and other members of his family are inside the imambara. This includes two replicas of the Taj Mahal, built as the tombs of Muhammad Ali Shah’s daughter and her husband. The walls are decorated with Arabic calligraphy.
The water supply for the fountains and other water bodies inside the Imambara come directly from Gomti River.