Badshahi-Masjid

Badshahi-Masjid 

The Royal 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. This is one of the largest historical mosques in the world and the courtyard is said to be able to accommodate 50,000 worshippers!
The front gates of the mosque and Royal Fort face each other across a courtyard. The facade of the prayer hall was inspired by the Friday Mosque in Delhi, but with octagonal minarets instead of the square ones at the Friday Mosque.
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