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Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque

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Badshahi Mosque

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Entrance of Badshahi Mosque

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Badshahi Mosque is a beautiful example of Islamic architecture. The Mosque was built by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Amazingly, the beautiful mosque was built in a limited time period of only two years. The construction of the mosque began in May 1671 and completed in April 1673. The mosque accommodates 10,000 worshippers in its main prayer hall. 100,000 worshipers can offer prayer in its courtyard which is the largest Mosque courtyard in the world. It remained the largest Mosque in the world from 1673 to 1986. Today, it remains the second largest after Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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