Dai Anga Masjid- Lahore


Built-in around 1635, in honor of the wet nurse of Sha Jahan Dai Anga, Dai Anga Masjid is situated near platform 1 of Lahore railway station. Born as Zeb-un-Nisa, Dai Anga was well respected in the royal family, and the mosque was said to be commissioned by her and built prior to her departure for the Hajj. Her tomb is known as the “Gulabi Bagh,” and is also located in Lahore.

The mosque was said to have been built in 1635, however, the inscription in the mosque is said to date to 1649 Under Sikh rule, the mosque was used as a military magazine under the rule of Ranjit Singh. The mosque was designed on a scaled-down version of the nearby Badshahi Mosque.

The exterior of the mosque has been embellished with fine tile work, echoing similarities to the tiles of the Wazir Khan Mosque.

The mosque is listed on the Protected Heritage Monuments of the Archaeology Department of Punjab.

Location of Dai Anga Masjid

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