Mosque of Pakistan-The Badshahi Mosque
The Badshahi Masjid (The Royal Mosque) was built on the orders of Aurangzeb Alamgir the Moghul Emperor. Though the passage of four centuries has left its mark on this grand structure; it has withstood the test of time gracefully. It has borne the abuse during the Sikh regime patiently and has tolerated the British maltreatment with dignity.
This mosque remained the largest mosque of the world for more than three centuries. It still remains the largest piece of Moghul architecture and was completed in only two and a half years. Its outdoor courtyard measures 161.5 x 160.6 meters and still is the largest courtyard of any mosque in the world; structure wise, the mosque itself stands fifth in world ranking.
Redstone and marble have been used in the construction of this mosque. The Redstone used was especially brought from Jaipur, Rajhastan (India). Variegated marble was used in the construction of steps and floor. The interior of the mosque is adorned with tiles and beautiful frescoes. The grandeur and elegance of the mosque simply mesmerizes the viewer.
Badshahi Mosque also features a museum where relics belonging to the Holy Prophet (PBUH), his son-in-law Hazrat Ali and his daughter Bibi Fatima are displayed.
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