The Badshahi Masjid (Imperial Mosque) in walled city, Lahore was commissioned by…


The Badshahi Masjid (Imperial Mosque) in walled city, Lahore was commissioned by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Constructed between 1671 and 1673, it was the largest mosque in the world upon construction. It is the second largest mosque in Pakistan and the seventh largest mosque in the world. It is Lahore’s most iconic and famous landmark and a major tourist attraction. Aurangzeb’s mosque’s architectural plan is similar to that of his father, Shah Jehan, the Jama Masjid in Delhi; though it is much larger. The courtyard which spreads over 276,000 square feet, can accommodate one hundred thousand worshippers; ten thousand can be accommodated inside the mosque. The Mosque is one of the most famous Mughal structures.
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