The old monument quiz is back, friends 🙂
A crumbling old mosque set in a queen’s garden…what and where do you think this is?
Folks, this is the mosque at Qudsia Bagh built in the eighteenth century by the queen Qudsia Begum herself, wife of then Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah Rangeela. A stroll in the Qudsia garden can be quite intriguing…It’s a pretty garden commissioned by the queen. You will come across some old pavilions and this mosque which is still being used. Very close to the Kashmere gate metro station.
The mosque used to be a private place of worship for the king Muhammad Shah Rangeela and Qudsia Begum. It played a pivotal role in the retaking of Delhi by the British in Sept 1857….one of the 3 big batteries of the big-guns which breached Kashmere Gate was kept behind the walls of this garden/mosque. The mosque was significantly damaged during the mutiny but has been restored since.