Badshahi Masjid (Mosque), Lahore

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Walled City, Lahore, Pakistan 923004402137
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    Eid prayer in Badshahi Masjid Lahore
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    Badshahi Masjid

    by leonik Written Oct 25, 2005

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    This is one of the largest historical mosques in the world and the courtyard is said to be able to accommodate 40,000 worshippers!

    Photo shows Khurram Chohan (then a rising national cricketeer) who's keen on practicing his English by speaking to tourists and showing them around the gorgeous red-bricked mosque.

    Directions: In front of Minar-e-Pakistan & Shahi Qila.

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    Massive building built from red stone

    by lahoree Updated Feb 14, 2009

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    Badshahi Mosque was built in 1673 by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and is considered as one of the world's biggest mosques. It can accommodate more than 50,000 people at a time.

    See my travelogue for details and pictures.

    Directions: In front of Minar-e-Pakistan & Shahi Qila.

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    THE GRAND MOSQUE.......

    by tabrez603 Written Aug 8, 2006

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    :: BADSHAHI MOSQUE
    The Royal or the Badshahi Mosque is across the courtyard from Alamgiri Gate of the Lahore Fort. The Mosque, which is made up entirely of red sand-stone was built by Emperor Aurangzeb, the last of the great Mughals, in a record time of two and-a-half years. Its construction was completed by 1674 A.D. It has a beautiful gate-way which measures 21.33 metres in length and a courtyard that measures 161.5 x 160.6 metres and is said to be the largest mosque courtyard in the world for outdoor prayers. The marble domes cover seven prayer chambers. Four lofty minarets stand at the four corners of the mosque, each with an outer circumference of 20 metres, soaring up to 54 metres. In the chambers above the Gate of the mosque, are housed relics attributed to the Holy Prophet of Islam Peace be upon him, His Daughter and His son-in-law and are said to have been brought to the South Asia by Amir Taimur. Within the Mosque almost all the colours have been used for painting the floral designs but the overall effect remains one of sobriety, piousness and simplicity.

    Address: In real down town on ravi road.....

    Directions: In front of Minar-e-Pakistan & Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila).

    Grand Mosque view in a day..... Grand Mosque during prayer time at EID Grand Mosque night view
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    Badshahi Mosque

    by JohnniOmani Written Apr 16, 2006

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    Completed in 1674 under Aurangzeb s the Mughals last great Mosque the incredible Mosque opposite the gateway to the Lahore Fort is one of the worlds largest mosques. The huge gateways, massive minarets and built with red sandstone is supposed to hold nearly 100,000 people. The rooms above the main gate hold several items from the Prophet Mohammed such as his hair and shoes. In 1991 the mosque grabbed international headlines when hardline mullahs protested at the visit of Princess Diana because she was given a Quran although she was wearing a mini skirt in the mosque. In the courtyard stands the tomb of Allama Mohammed Iqbal who was the philospher poet who in the 1930s pushed for the idea of an independant Pakistan. The Badshahi Mosque is one of the most beautiful buildings on the subcontinent.

    Directions: In front of Minar-e-Pakistan & Shahi Qila.

    The Maginificent Badshahi Mosque

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    BADSHAHI MOSQUE

    by oppositeset Written Aug 11, 2003

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    The Royal or the Badshahi Mosque is across the courtyard from Alamgiri Gate of the Lahore Fort. The Mosque, which is made up entirely of red sand-stone was built by Emperor Aurangzeb, the last of the great Mughals, in a record time of two and-a-half years. Its construction was completed by 1674 A.D.

    Address: right infront of Minar-e-Pakistan

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    'Badshahi Masjid - The King's Mosque

    by Pakistaniguy Written Jan 5, 2005

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    This was a memorable day ! Matthew, zinneke on VT, was really excited to visit this beautiful masjid here in Lahore. Before this day, he had only seen the pics of it on internet and in guide books and once he saw it from his own eyes, he kept looking at it and trying to get everything into his eyes. He loved being here. Interesting we planned it such that we visit this masjid on Friday which is the best day to visit a masjid because its the most holy day in islam and most of the people come to pray in the afternoon. so we went there together with another VTer Usama, xest on VT, and said the prayer. The whole experience was amazing !

    Address: Old Lahore

    Directions: In front of Minar-e-Pakistan.

    Me and Matthew (Zinneke on VT) in the Masjid

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    'Badshahi Masjid - The King's Mosque

    by Pakistaniguy Written Jan 5, 2005

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    In pic you can see the front of the Masjid. As you will enter the masjid this is what you will see. Three BIG domes of marble around 500-600 yrs old !

    In this picture u can see Usama (xest) and Matthew (zinneke) on Friday in Badshahi masjid's huge courtyard where approximately 100,000 people can pray together and its usually full on Eid's.

    Address: Old Lahore

    Directions: In front of Minar-e-Pakistan.

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    Badshahi Masjid - The Royal Mosque

    by Bokhari76 Updated Apr 17, 2012

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    Great Badshahi Mosque (Royal Mosque) was built in 1673 by the great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir who ruled india from 1658 to 1707 AD. This mosque is built with Red Stone. Construction is very unique Eastern type. It remained the largest Mosques in the world for more than 300 years (Since its construction in 1673 till 1986) when Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan became largest mosque. Now it is Second Largest Mosque in Pakistan & 5th Largest in the world. It can accommodate 100,000 worshipers at a time.

    It is situated near Minar-e-Pakistan and in fornt of Shahi Qila (Royal Forte).

    Its design is a mixture of Islamic, Indian, Persian & Central Asia design. It resembles with Jama Masjid Dehli (India), which was built by Emperor Shah Jahan (Aurngzeb Alamgir's Father). Badshahi Mosque is larger than Jama Masjid Dehli. One should must see this beautiful Mosque. It contains a lot of interest for Architecture students.

    There is a small museum inside the main Entrance, on first floor of Eastern Corridor, established by Government of Pakistan. It contains relics of Prophet Muhammad SAW, his Son in Law Hazrat Ali RA & daughter Hazrat Farima RA.

    Directions: In front of Minar-e-Pakistan & Shahi Qila.

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    Tomb of ALLAMA IQBAL

    by Bokhari76 Written Mar 12, 2008

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    Just on the left side of the steps of Badshahi Mosque is the tomb of great muslim scholar & philosopher Hazrat Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

    Allama Iqbal, who is know as "Poet of the East", is the real thinker behind Pakistan movement. It was His vision of Independent Muslim State. He was born on 09-Nov-1877 & died on 21-April-1938.

    Tomb is a simple but striking rectangular building made up of Red Stone. Hundreds of people come daily for saying Fatiha & paying respect to this great scholar.

    Address: Hazuri Bagh near Badshahi Mosque

    Directions: Near Steps of Badshahi Masjid In front of Shahi Qila.

    Mazar-e-Iqbal, Tomb of Allama Iqbal Lahore Tomb of Allama Iqbal Lahore
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  • The Great Badshahi Mosque......

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Jan 16, 2004

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    With the simple grace of its lines, its pleasing propotins and its airy spaciousness, the mosque, built by emperor Auragzeb in 1674(nearly thirty years after the great Mughal Mosques at Dehli and Agra), represents the very best of Mughal architecture. It is huge, walled square with the minarets at each corner and a monumental gate at the top of a broad flight of steps. the courtyard is paved with red sandstone -which gets very hot under bare feet in the summer. A square marble fontain stands in the the centre of the courtyard while an arcade of white arches lines its perimeter on the sides. The fourth side, opposite the gate is the prayer chamber, which is topped by three elegent marble domes. The celings inside the prayer chamber are decorated with carved plaster-work and floral fescos in subdued colours.
    With special premission you can climb to the top of tthe one of the minarets for an excellent bird's eye view of the mosque, the fort opposite & the old city of Lahore. The minarets have 204 steps and exactly one-third as tall as the courtyard is wide.
    In the rooms above the entrance gate are kept some hair of the Prophet Muhammad(p.b.u.h) and other reclics of his daughter Fatima and son-in-law Ali. In a room beside the gate is an exhibition of 30 embroidered Korans.

    Address: OPPOITE LAHORE FORT..

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    Badshahi Mosque

    by illumina Written May 25, 2015

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    The Badshahi Mosque was built between 1671 and 1673, for the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. It's the second largest mosque in South Asia and the fifth largest in the world - the courtyard can hold 100,000 people.

    We were told by an elderly sweeper /tour guide that due to the shape of the building, whispering in one corner can be heard in a distant corner, which he proved by chanting softly while we stood a distance away.

    Address: Walled City, Lahore, Pakistan

    Directions: In front of Minar-e-Pakistan & Shahi Qila.

    Website: http://www.projectlahore.com/badshahi-masjid/

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    The Kings Mosque (Royal Mosque)

    by Muarrij Updated Mar 2, 2007

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    Visit the fabulous Badshahi (Royal) Mosque. This used to be the largest mosque in the sub-continent.

    The picture shows the inner pavillion an open prayer area with an ablution or cleansing water area in the middle.

    Directions: In front of Minar-e-Pakistan & Shahi Qila.

    The Royal Mosque
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    Hazuri Bagh Baradari

    by Bokhari76 Written Apr 15, 2012

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    The garden between Alamgiri Gate of Lahore Fort & Badshahi Masjid is called "Hazuri Bagh". The central rectangular Marble structure in this garden (with 3 doorways on each side) is "Hazuri Bagh Baradari". It is also called "Ranjit Singh's Baradari", because both Hazuri Bagh & this Baradari were built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, first Maharaja of the Sigh Empire.

    Baradari is a rectangular building with 12 doorways, 3 on each side.

    Address: In front of Badshahi Masjid & Qila

    Directions: In front of Badshahi Mosque & Shahi Qila (Royal Fort)

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  • It is the historical mosque...

    by haarisonline Written Aug 25, 2002

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    It is the historical mosque and has an age of more than 4 hundred years.A must see place...
    It was made by a Mughal ruler.Every tourist having his/her shoes taken off, can visit and enjoy the most beautiful mosque of Pakistan.Their is also a small historical museum their and everyone should see it.

    Directions: Near the Lahore Fort and one can easily get to it....

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    Badshahi Mosque

    by crisdr Written Aug 10, 2008

    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 worshipers, it is the second largest mosque in Pakistan, after the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. The architecture and design of the Badshahi Masjid is closely related to the Jama Masjid in Delhi, India, which was built in 1648 by Aurangzeb's father and predecessor, emperor Shah Jahan.

    Badshahi Masjid is one of the locations where Qari' Abdul Basit recited the Qur'an.[citation needed] The Imam-e-Kaaba (Sheikh Abdur-Rahman Al-Sudais of Saudi Arabia) has also led prayers in this mosque in 2007.

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