Baradari also Bara Dari (Urdu: بارہ دری) is a building or pavilion with 12 doors designed to allow free flow of air. The structure has three doorways on every side of the square-shaped structure.
Because of their outstanding acoustic features, these buildings were particularly well-suited for mujra dance or courtesan dance performances by the noble courtesans of India. They were also well-suited for live performances and private concerts by various musicians and poets in front of the ruling kings of the time. They were also valued for their fresh air during hot summers of India. Bara in Urdu/Hindi means Twelve and the word Dar means 'door'.
Heera Mahal Baradari, Red Fort, Delhi
Lahore Fort Baradari
Baradari at Roshanara Bagh, Delhi
Taramati Baradari, Hyderabad
Wazir Khan's Baradari, Lahore
Baradari at Shalimar Gardens, Lahore
Baraari in Sherawala Garden, Gujranwala
Baradari Inner View at Sherawala Garden, Gujranwala
Baradari of the Golconda Fort
Baradari at Katasraj Mandir, Chakwal District of Punjab in Pakistan
Baradari at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
- "Cultural Hamlet". The Hindu. 27 January 2004. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
- http://lahore.city-history.com/places/hazori-bagh/, Hazuri Bagh Baradari, Lahore on History of Lahore website, Retrieved 28 February 2017