Monday, July 12, 2010

Badshahi Mosque



The Badshahi Mosque  or The Emperor's Mosque was built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Lahore, Pakistan. It is one of the city's best known landmarks and a major tourist attraction epitomising the beauty and grandeur of the Mughal era.
Capable of accommodating over 55,000 worshippers, Badshahi is the second largest mosque in Pakistan, after the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. The design of the Badshahi Masjid is closely related to the Jama Masjid in Delhi, India, which was built in 1648 by Aurangzeb's father, Emperor Shah Jahan.
Though it is just a 5-minute walk from our house, I haven't visited the Mosque.

9 comments:

  1. It's a great Mosque...thanks for sharing the history...

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  2. So beautiful and majestic.thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hi Amina. Thanks for dropping by my site. Hope you are OK there in Pakistan.

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  4. Tagal na din pala nyan. Di pa pinapanganak ang ating mga ka lola lolahan sa tuhod e nandyan na yan. Ang ganda nya sa gabi!

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  5. Great shots of beautiful buildings.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  6. This is a gorgeous mosque, mashallah!

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  7. Great mosque with a greater history. I read a lot about Shah Jahan and a little about Aurangzeb :)

    <a href="http://www.femalestuff.com>Risma</a>

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