Places | Sheesh Mahal & Baadshahi Mosque, Lahore.
When I was a little girl, I was never fascinated with history. To me, it was a boring subject and I wasn’t really interested in learning about the past. But as I grew up and started understanding things a bit more, I realised that I was born in the wrong era. I would kill to be a part of the ’60s ’70s mainly because there was so much more to life back then as compared to now.
Coming back to this post, growing up I realised that I liked knowing more and more about what happened in the past. Learning about different cultures and researching more and more about their rituals and traditions became a habit. Quite recently I was lucky enough to visit Sheesh Mahal (The Palace of Mirrors) and Badshahi Mosque – both located in Lahore, Pakistan.
Sheesh Mahal (Lahore) was built by Shahjahan in 1631-32 AD. He was the fifth Mughal emperor of India. This time period was considered as the golden age of Mughal Architecture. The interior of this Mahal consisted of the finest mirror work which quite honestly can’t be found anywhere these days.
As I explored this place more and more I kept picturing all the events that probably took place in this Mahal that no one will ever really know. Not only did Shahjahan built the Sheesh Mahal but also the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife.
What fascinated me the most was how delicately yet beautifully this fort was constructed, keeping every single detail in mind.
The next was Badshahi Mosque which was commissioned by the sixth Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb. It was constructed in 1671 and is considered to be the fifth largest mosque in the world. And it honestly happens to be one of the most peaceful places that I’ve ever visited.
After visiting these two places I am definitely hung up on the idea of planning a destination wedding & just getting married here. But jokes apart, it constantly makes me wonder of all the people that probably lived in this fort , prayed regularly in this mosque. I can’t even imagine the different kind of lifestyle that the Mughals probably had before us. Everything nowadays is very materialistic and well technology based (if that makes any sense).
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