Mosque of Miyan Bai is located in Rajasthan above the Motikatra in the Dargah Bazar. The mosque has been built of red sandstone. According to a horizontal panel, the date of the construction of the mosque is 1643 A. D. The second panel mentions its name as 'Mosque of Miya-Bai.' The mosque resembles the Shah Jahan mosque. It has five entrance arches that are supported by slender piers. These are almost identical in their style and architectural pattern to those of the imperial mosques. The central mihrab of the eastern facade of Miyan Bai's mosque bears a resemblance to Shah Jahan's larger mosque.
According to the inscriptions of the mosque, Miyan Bai has been identified as the wet nurse and favorite female attendant of Princess Zeb-un-Nisa. The princess had gifted her garden that was laid out at Lahore. The garden was set up under the supervision of the princess.
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(Last Updated on : 13-09-2016)
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