Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum

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Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum (Urdu: مریم زمانی بیگم کی مسجد‎) also known as Begum Shahi Mosque (Urdu: مسجد بیگم شاہی ) is a mosque situated in the Walled City of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It was built by Nuruddin Salim Jahangir, for his mother Mariam-uz-Zamani(Rajkumari Heer Kunwar), a Hindu wife of Mughal Emperor, Akbar. The mosque is located inside the old Masti Gate and is one of Lahore's first mosques.[1]

It was made into a gunpowder factory by Ranjit Singh due to the mosque's utilization, that the mosque became known as Barudkhana Wali Masjid. In 1850 the mosque was returned to the Muslims of Lahore who were able to contribute to it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The mosque that Jodha Bai built". Daily Times. 26 June 2004. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

Coordinates: 31°35′13″N 74°19′4″E / 31.58694°N 74.31778°E / 31.58694; 74.31778