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Badshahi Mosque Historical Facts and Pictures

Located in Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan, the Badshahi Mosque is considered one of the largest mosques in the world. Built in 1673, the mosque is a supreme form of  tribute paid to God by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

Badshahi Mosque at Night

Badshahi Mosque at Night

Badshahi Mosque Images

Badshahi Mosque Images

Badshahi Mosque Photos

Badshahi Mosque Photos

The place contains a huge courtyard lying ahead of the main entrance, capacitated to contain 60,000 worshipers to pray together at a single time.

Badshahi Mosque Pictures

Badshahi Mosque Pictures

Badshahi Mosque

Badshahi Mosque

Badshahi Mosque Entrance

Inspired by the Persian form of architecture,this grand complex has resemblance with the Jama Mosque in Delhi, India. The exterior walls of the main entrance are constructed with red sandstone and marble.

Badshahi Mosque Entrance Side View

Badshahi Mosque Entrance Side View

Badshahi Mosque Entrance

Badshahi Mosque Entrance

Main Entrance of Badshahi Mosque

Main Entrance of Badshahi Mosque

The Prayer Chamber Inside the Mosque

Situated on an elevated platform, the prayer chamber occupies three oval shaped grand marble domes. The hall is divided in three double domes, designed with white marble, and four roofed flat domes.

Badshahi Mosque Inside Pictures

Badshahi Mosque Inside Pictures

Badshahi Mosque Inside View

Badshahi Mosque Inside View

The floors of the hall is embellished with variegated marble. The interior structure of the mosque exhibits rich designs of inlaid marble, stucco tracery and fresco work.

Badshahi Mosque Inside

Badshahi Mosque Inside

Badshahi Mosque Interior

Badshahi Mosque Interior

Inside View of Badshahi Mosque

Inside View of Badshahi Mosque

Interior of Badshahi Mosque

Interior of Badshahi Mosque

This vast and majestic structure is one of the last specimens of Mughal architecture. Even after some repair works done in recent times the mosque still maintains its 17th century ethnicity.

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Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan

Mosque

1673
Islamic, Mughal architecture
3
8
69 m
100,000