Monday, 18 June 2012
The mosque was built under the patronage of the sixth Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb Alamgir. It was completed in 1673 under the supervision of Aurangzeb's foster brother Muzaffar Hussain (also known as Fidaie Khan Koka) who was appointed governor of Lahore in May 1671 and held this post until 1675. He was also Master of Ordnance to the emperor. The construction of the mosque took about two years, from May 1671 to April 1673. The mosque was built opposite the Lahore Fort, illustrating its stature in the Mughal Empire. In conjunction with the building of the mosque, a new gate was built at the fort, named Alamgiri Gate after the Emperor. From 1852 onwards, piecemeal repairs were carried out under the supervision of the Badshahi Mosque Authority. Extensive repairs were carried out from 1939 to 1960 at a cost of about 4.8 million rupees, which brought the mosque to its original shape and condition. The blueprint for the repairs was prepared by the late architect Nawab Zen Yar Jang Bahadur. In 2000, the repair work of marble inlay in the main vault was repaired under the supervision of Saleem Anjum Qureshi. On the occasion of the second Islamic Summit held at Lahore on February 22, 1974, thirty-nine heads of Muslim states offered their Friday prayers in the Badshahi Masjid, led by Maulana Abdul Qadir Azad, the 'Khatib' of the mosque. Recently a small museum has also been added to the mosque complex, which contains relics of Muhammad, his cousin, and his daughter, Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a).
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
The Badshahi Masjid also known as Royal Mosque is the second largest mosgue in pakistan and the fifth largest mosque in the world.
Location : Lahore, Pakistan
Year consecrated: 1671
Leadership: Aurangzeb Alamgir
Minaar: 8 (4 major, 4 minor)
Minaar Height's: 176 ft 4 in
Some historical Pictures of Badshahi Masjid Lahore.
|Interior of Badshahi Masjid (photo taken year: 1863)|
Backside View of Badshahi Masjid in 1870
|Badshahi Mosque in 1870|
|Badshahi Mosque in 1976|