March 19, 2009

Wazir Khan Masjid

The Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive faience tile work. It has been described as ' a mole on the cheek of Lahore'. It was built in seven years, starting around 1634-1635 A.D., during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. It was built by Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot, who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jahan and later, the Governor of Lahore. He was commonly known as Wazir Khan. (The word wazir means minister in Urdu.) The mosque is located inside the Inner City and is easiest accessed from Delhi Gate.

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1 comments:

ayesha5 said...

It's a very beautiful mosque. Resembles Jamma Masjid a bit:-)

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