Shalamar Garden (Mughal Garden), Lahore By  Muhammad Naeem Ghauri

Shalamar Garden (Mughal Garden), Lahore By Muhammad Naeem Ghauri

Shalamar Garden

Shalamar Garden was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in Lahore in 1642. To irrigate the Garden, a canal named “Shah Nahar” meaningRoyal canal, was brought from a distance of over 160 kilometers. The canal intersected the Gardens and discharged into a large marble basin in the middle terrace. From this basin, and from the canal, rise 410 fountains, which discharge into wide marble pools. It is a credit to the creativity of the Mughal engineers that even today scientists are unable to comprehend how the fountains were operated.
In 1981, Shalimar Gardens was included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Lahore Fort.
Shalamar Bagh (Garden) was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah-Jehan in 1642 AD. Originally, the gardens had seven ascending terraces, but now only three remain spread over an area of about 42 acres. There is a marble pavilion under which water flows and cascades down over a carved, marble slab creating a water-fall effect. Across the water-fall is a marble throne. At the end of the second terrace is a beautiful structure called "Sawan Bhadon.Shalamar Garden, also written Shalimar Garden, was built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Construction began in 1641 A.D. and was completed in a year.halamar Garden is a great example of Mughal architecture. There are three successive terraces in the middle of the garden, raised one above the level of the other by a height of 12 or 15 feet (4 or 5 m). These terraces were named as:

1. Farah Baksh means Bestower of Pleasure. (Upper Terrace)
2. Faiz Baksh means Bestower of Goodness. (Middle Terrace)
3. Hayat Baksh means Bestower of life. (Lower Terrace)

Posted by Naeem Ghauri on 2012-03-01 03:12:47

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