Shahi Eid Gah Mosque
|Shahi Eid Gah Mosque |
شاہی عید گاہ مسجد
The Shahi Eid Gah Mosque dates from the late Mughal period.
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Mosque|
|Location||Multan, Punjab Pakistan|
Following the fall of Multan to Sikh forces, the mosque was converted into a garrison and was used for gunpowder storage. In 1848, the mosque served as site where Sikh rebels, supported by a group of 2,000 soldiers that surrounded the mosque, murdered two British emissaries. The event lead to the Siege of Multan and eventual defeat of the Sikh Empire. In subsequent fighting during the Siege of Multan, a British cannon struck the roof of the mosque, causing 40,000 pounds of gunpowder to explode, destroying a portion of the mosque.
After the independence of Pakistan, the courtyard was expanded to accommodate more worshippers.
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