Badshahi Mosque

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    The Badshahi Mosque (Urdu: بادشاھی مسجد) or the 'Emperor's Mosque' in Lahore is the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world. Epitomising the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal era, it is Lahore's most famous landmark and a major tourist attraction.

    Capable of accommodating 10,000 worshippers in its main prayer hall and a further 100,000 in its courtyard and porticoes, it remained the largest mosque in the world from 1673 to 1986 (a period of 313 years), when overtaken in size by the completion of the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. Today, it remains the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world after the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) of Mecca, the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (Prophet's Mosque) in Medina, the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca and the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad.

    To appreciate its large size, the four minarets of the Badshahi Mosque are 13.9 ft (4.2 m) taller than those of the Taj Mahal and the main platform of the Taj Mahal can fit inside the 278,784 sq ft (25,899.9 m2) courtyard of the Badshahi Mosque, which is the largest mosque courtyard in the world.

    KashiftheGipsy (Maan's finished not completed), and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. reza gilani 58 months ago | reply

      good work ustad jee !

    2. Xohaib' 58 months ago | reply

      zabardast hay !

    3. Ghosia Ahmed 58 months ago | reply

      Superb angle!

    4. SMBukhari 58 months ago | reply

      lovely shot , angle is beautiful

    5. Hhashmi 58 months ago | reply

      Nice gr8 snap

    6. Imraaanz(busy for a few days) 58 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot. Very nice perspective !!!

    7. SaffyH 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called My Pakistan, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. SaffyH 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickrs - Picture Perfect (Post 1 - Award 3)Sweeper active, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. mhanank 54 months ago | reply

      Amazing Shot. Superbb..

    10. shahpara salim 34 months ago | reply

      its a beautiful picture mager water mark is disturbing , nways still nice click .

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