Tomb of Jahangir
|Tomb of Jahangir|
Pavillion of tomb
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Tomb|
|Architectural style||Islamic, Mughal|
|Construction cost||2million Rupees|
|Materials||Marble, Indian Redstone, Brick|
The Tomb of Jahangir (Punjabi: جهانگير دا مقبرہ, Urdu: جهانگير کا مقبرہ) is the mausoleum built for the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who ruled from 1605 to 1627. The mausoleum is located in Shahdara Bagh in Lahore, Punjab.
It is sited in an attractive walled garden. It has four 30 meter high minarets. The interior is embellished with frescoes and pietra dura inlay and coloured marble. The mausoleum features prominently on the Pakistan Rupees 1,000 denomination bank note.
The entrance to the mausoleum is through two massive gateways of stone and masonry opposite each other (to the north and south) which lead to a square enclosure known as the Akbari Serai. This enclosure leads to another one, on the western side, giving full view of the garden in front of the mausoleum, which is traversed by four-bricked canals proceeding from the centre, and in which many fountains were placed which are now in ruins. The corridor around the mausoleum is adorned with a most elegant mosaic, representing flowers and Quranic verses.
The interior of the mausoleum is an elevated sarcophagus of white marble, the sides of which are wrought with flowers of mosaic in the same elegant style as the tombs in the Taj Mahal at Agra, India. On two sides of the sarcophagus the ninety-nine attributes of God are inlaid in black. Beautiful 'jalis' admit light in various patterns.
Media related to Tomb of Jahangir at Wikimedia Commons
- Video of the tomb of Jahangir
- Pakistan's PhotoBlog - Snaps of Jahangir's Tomb
- Photograph of the left side of the mausoleum
- Conservation of the mausoleum