Badshahi Mosque Lahore

The Badshahi Mosque (The Emperor's Mosque) was built in 1673, by the sixth Mughul emperor Aurangzeb. It's the second largest mosque in Pakistan, after the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. Its construction was completed in a record time of two and a half years. The mosque is entirely made of marble and red stand stone. Its main entrance measures 21.33 meters in length and a courtyard of 161.5 x 160.6 meters. The marble domes cover seven prayer chambers, surrounded by four minarets at the four corners of the mosque, each with an outer circumference of 20 meters, soaring up to 54 meters. The walls and roofs of the prayer halls have tastefully decorated with Islamic calligraphy, traditional Persian tile sheathing and fresco.


Badshahi Mosque Lahore
Badshahi Mosque Lahore
Badshahi Mosque Lahore
Badshahi Mosque Lahore
Badshahi Mosque Lahore
Badshahi Mosque Lahore

10 comments:

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

This is lovely! Beautiful capture....

birdy said...

Hi Bhavesh Chhatbar!
Welcome to my blog and thanks for the comment and appreciation.
Regards

Philip said...

WOW! what beautiful architecture really fine deatils Excellent post :)

birdy said...

Thanks Philip for your appreciation. You are right it looks to be a great architecture work of 17th century.

tricia said...

Beautiful shots of incredible structures.

birdy said...

Thanks tricia for your comment and appreciation.

Maureen said...

I have just came back from a trip a couple of weeks or so ago to Eastern Europe - Budapest, Hungary & the architecture there absolutely amazing.

Your photos are just as beautiful & the architecture looks just as amazing...

Osaid said...

You had a really good trip to Lahore.
I liked the last one.

birdy said...

Thanks Maureen for the comment. I hope you have enjoyed your trip. I didn't enjoy my trip due to limitation of time. I didn't get enough and proper time to take pictures.

birdy said...

Salam Osaidullah!
Thank you very much for the comment.