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Hazuri Bagh Baradari

The Hazuri Bagh Baradari (Urdu: حضوری باغ بارہ دری‎) is a baradari of white marble located in the Hazuri Bagh of Lahore, Pakistan. It was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Jat sikh ruler of Punjab in 1818 to celebrate his capture of the Koh-i-Noor diamond from Shuja Shah Durrani in 1813.[1]

Hazuri Bagh Baradari
حضوری باغ بارہ دری
Hazuri Bagh Bardari HD.jpg
The baradari is in the centre of the Hazuri Bagh quadrangle, and is directly west of the Lahore Fort's Alamgiri Gate
Hazuri Bagh Baradari is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Hazuri Bagh Baradari
Location in Punjab, Pakistan
Hazuri Bagh Baradari is located in Pakistan
Hazuri Bagh Baradari
Hazuri Bagh Baradari (Pakistan)
Coordinates31°35′18″N 74°18′42″E / 31.5884°N 74.3118°E / 31.5884; 74.3118Coordinates: 31°35′18″N 74°18′42″E / 31.5884°N 74.3118°E / 31.5884; 74.3118
LocationMultan, Punjab, Pakistan
TypeBaradari
Completion date1818

The pillars support delicate cusped arches. The central area, where Maharaja Ranjit Singh held court, has a mirrored ceiling. The pavilion consisted of two storeys until it was damaged by lightning in 1932.[2]

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  1. ^ Bansal, Bobby (2015). Remnants of the Sikh Empire: Historical Sikh Monuments in India & Pakistan. Hay House, Inc. ISBN 9384544930.
  2. ^ Bhalla, A. S. (2015). Monuments, Power and Poverty in India: From Ashoka to the Raj. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 9781784530877. Retrieved 14 September 2017.

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