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Kabuli Bagh Mosque, Panipat


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Kabuli Bagh Mosque, Panipat

Location -: Panipat, District-Panipat

Situation -: Situated in Kabul Bagh Colony of Panipat City.

Under protection of -: Government of India

Period -: 1526-27 AD

History and description -: The Kabli Bagh Mosque, the first Mughal monument in India was built by Babur to commemorate victory over Sultan Ibrahim Lodhi in the First Battle of Panipat (1526 AD). The mosque, situated inside an enclosure having octagonal towers on its corners, has its entrance on the north. The gateway, built of bricks with red sandstone, consists of a lintel bracket type opening encased in a huge arch, the spandrels of which are decorated with arched recesses encased in rectangular panels. The main prayer hall, square in shape, has annexes on sides and its high façade is divided in panels plastered with lime. Each of the annexes has nine bays that are crowned with hemispherical domes resting on low drums. Humayun, after defeating Salim Shah, added a masonry platform known as Chabutra-i-Fateh Mubarak. It bears an inscription dated 1527 AD that records the name of the king and other details about its builders.

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