Hira Mahal (Red Fort)

Coordinates: 28°39′26″N 77°14′37″E / 28.657259°N 77.243726°E / 28.657259; 77.243726

The Hira Mahal is a pavilion in the Red Fort in Delhi.

The Hira Mahal of Red Fort

It is located on the eastern wall of the fort, located north of the Moti Masjid.

ArchitectureEdit

This four-sided pavilion of white marble was built in 1842, during the reign of Bahadur Shah II. It stands at the end of a southern axis of the Hayat Baksh Bagh, overlooking it. It is simply decorated, with reliefs but no inlay work. The arches are carved and the pavilion is overhung with chhajja, overhanging eave.

Located to the north end was the Moti Mahal, which was an identical structure built at the same time for the northern axis. It was probably destroyed during or after the Indian Rebellion of 1857.[1] In between these two pavilions was a pool or another structure.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hayat-Bakhsh Garden and Pavilions". Archaeological Survey of India. 2011. Archived from the original on 7 February 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2013.

External linksEdit

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