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
We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!
Let us improve this post!
Tell us how we can improve this post?
Post Disclaimer & Copyrights
The information contained in this post is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by author of Dai Anga Masjid- Lahore and while Travel Guide Pakistan endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information or related graphics contained on the post for any purpose.
For any copyright claim violated by blogger contact travel guide Pakistan through contact tab