Kabuli Bagh Mosque, built in 1527, is an impressive structure located at Panipath, a historical town situated on the banks of the River Yamuna. Panipath is about 92 km north of New Delhi. Babur constructed this mosque in 1527 AD in order to commemorate his victory over Ibrahim Lodhi. After 6 years, Humayun defeated Salim Shah and got a platform around the mosque. The Kabuli Bagh Mosque, the first Mughal monument in India. The age and climate ravage the structure to an extent. Kabuli Bagh Mosque is now protected as a heritage building.
History of Kabuli Bagh Mosque
Kabuli Bagh Mosque was built by Babur after the First Battle of Panipath. Kabuli Bagh Mosque is situated 2 kms away from Panipath. Named after his wife Kabuli Begum, it was constructed by the king to commemorate his victory over Sultan Ibrahim Lodhi.
Architecture of Kabuli Bagh Mosque
Built in 1526 AD, the mosque, situated inside an enclosure having octagonal towers at its corners, has its entrance on the north. The gateway built of bricks with red sandstone facing 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 mosque is flanked by chambers on two sides of the mosque. In addition to this, there is also an inscription in Persian that runs along the parapet. The main prayer hall is square and has annexes on sides. Its high facade is divided in panels and plastered with lime. Each annex constitutes of nine bays. These bays are crowned with hemispherical domes sitting 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.
How to Reach Kabuli Bagh Mosque
The nearest airport to visit the Kabuli Bagh Mosque is at Delhi. Panipath has a bus stand of its own and also the nearest rail junction. The road to reach the mosque is very well connected so that the visitors can easily access to the spot.
(Last Updated on : 04-04-2015)
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