Bhati Gate

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Bhati Gate
بھاٹی دروازه
Bhati Gate (cropped).jpg
The façade of Bhati Gate
Bhati Gate is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Bhati Gate
Location in Punjab, Pakistan
Bhati Gate is located in Pakistan
Bhati Gate
Bhati Gate (Pakistan)
Coordinates Coordinates: 31°34′44″N 74°18′35″E / 31.5790°N 74.3096°E / 31.5790; 74.3096
Location Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Type City gate
Bhati Gate
بھاٹی دروازہ
Union Council
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
City Lahore
Zone Ravi
Union council UC 37
Government
 • Type City Council
 • Chairman X

Bhati Gate (Urdu: بھاٹی دروازه‎, Bhati Darwaza) is one of the historic thirteen gates of the Walled City of Lahore in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Bhati Gate also serves as a union council located in the Ravi Zone.[1] The gate is located near Data Darbar and is similar in design to Kashmiri Gate.

Background[edit]

Bhati Gate entrance is located on the Western wall of the Old City. It is one of the two oldest entry points into the Walled City which controlled the only major north-south thoroughfare during Ghaznavid period. The gate is said to be named after the Bhati Clan of Rajputs.[2]

History[edit]

When the Emperor Akbar expanded the city eastward and divided it into nine districts or guzars, Bhati Gate and its bazar marked the boundary between Guzar Mubarak Khan in the east, and Guzar Talwarra in the west.

The famed poet Alama Iqbal lived in a house near Bhati gate between 1901 and 1905.[3]

Environs[edit]

The neighbourhood inside the gate features colonial and Sikh era architecture

Bhati Gate is known historically as a centre for arts and literature in Old Lahore.[4] The area inside the gate is well known throughout the city for its food. Just outside Bhati Gate is Data Durbar, the mausoleum of the Sufi saint Ali Hajweri (also known as Data Sahib Ganjbaksh). Every Thursday evening musicians used to gather here to perform Qawwali music, though these are sometimes replaced with Naats and religious sermons.

The gate serves as the starting point for Lahore's Hakiman Bazaar, and is located near the Fakir Khana Museum. Near the gate is also located the Old City's Oonchi Mosque. Bhati Gate also serves as Union Council 29 (UC 29) in Tehsil Ravi of Lahore City District.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://lgcd.punjab.gov.pk/system/files/MCLZones.pdf
  2. ^ "Walled city of Lahore: Six degrees of restoration". Express Tribune. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Iqbal's memories inside Bhatti Gate". Pakistan Today. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Dar, Nadeem (9 January 2016). "The Chelsea of Lahore Today". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 20 December 2016. 

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