The mosque is located adjacent to the Walled City of Lahore , Pakistan. Archived from the original on 1 April The mosque features intricate Mughal frescoes. This page was last edited on 20 April , at The sixth Mughal emperor , Aurangzeb , chose Lahore as the site for his new imperial mosque. Earlier mosques, such as the Wazir Khan Mosque , were adorned in intricate kashi kari , or Kashan style tile work,  from which the Badshahi Mosque would depart. View from Iqbal Park.
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This page was last edited on 20 Aprilat The Tomb of Badehahi Iqbal is located immediately north of the mosque’s badshahii gateway. In Aprilafter the Amritsar Massacrea mixed Sikh, Hindu and Muslim crowd of an estimated 25, gathered in the mosque’s courtyard in protest.
Each minaret is topped by a marble canopy. Aurangzeb chose an architectural plan similar to that of Shah Jehan’s choice for the Jama Masjid in Delhi, though built the Badshahi mosque on a much larger scale.
Badshahi Mosque – Wikipedia
Aurangzeb, unlike the previous emperors, was not a major patron of art and architecture and instead focusedduring much of his reign, on various military conquests which added over 3 million square kilometres to the Mughal realm.
Extensive repairs commenced from onwards, when Sikandar Hayat Khan began raising funds for this purpose. Retrieved 10 September Restoration works begun in continued after the Independence of Pakistanand were completed in at a total cost of 4.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Badshahi Mosque. The mosque was built to commemorate military campaigns against the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivajialthough construction of the mosque exhausted the Mughal treasury and weakened the Mughal state.
List of cultural heritage sites in Punjab, Pakistan. Retrieved 2 January It remains the largest and bzdshahi recent of the grand imperial mosques of the Mughal-era, and is the second-largest mosque in Pakistan.
The mosque is an important example of Mughal architecturewith an exterior that is decorated with carved red sandstone with marble inlay. Both the interior and exterior of the mosque are decorated with elaborate white marble carved with a floral design common to Mughal art.
The mosque was commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb inwith construction overseen by the Emperor’s foster brother, and Governor of Lahore, Muzaffar Hussein – also known by the name Fidai Khan Koka. Entrance to the mosque complex is via a two-storey edifice built of red sandstone which is elaborately decorated with framed and carved paneling on each of its facades.
As a gateway to the west, and Persia in particular, Lahore had a strong regional style which was heavily influenced by Persian architectural styles.
Inreplacement work on the red sandstone tiles on the mosque’s large courtyard was begun using red sandstone imported from the original Mughal source near Jaipurin the Indian state of Rajasthan. The mosque features intricate Mughal frescoes.
The massive entrance and mosque are situated on a plinthwhich is ascended by a flight of 22 steps at the mosque’s main gate which. Near the entrance of the mosque lies the Tomb of Muhammad Iqbala poet widely revered in Pakistan as the founder of the Pakistan Movement which led to the creation of Pakistan as a homeland for the Muslims of British India. The interior of the mosque is embellished with intricate floral motifs.
One of the rooms is said to contain hairs from the Prophet Muhammad’sand that of his son-in-law Ali.
Archaeological Survey of India. Red sandstonemarble. The mosque’s entry gateway connects the mosque to the Hazuri Bagh.
Retrieved 24 August European Adventures of Northern India. After passing through the massive gate, an expansive sandstone paved courtyard spreads over an area ofsquare feet, and which can accommodateworshipers when functioning as an Idgah. Bengal Subah Gujarat Subah. The mosque can mosqud 10, worshippers in the prayer hall.