Qudsia Bagh


10:59 AM

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Qudsia Bagh was recently given a facelift as a part of Delhi Development Authority’s project to revive Yamuna’s floodplains.

About Qudsia Bagh

  • It was built by Qudsia Begum (in 1748), the wife of Mughal Emperor Mohammad Shah Rangeela, who ruled in the early 18th century.
  • Location: It is situated in North Delhi.
  • Architecture style: It was built in the Persian char-bagh style.
  • The only remains of the Bagh are its imposing western gateway, the Qudsia Mosque and a couple of pavilions in carved red sandstone.
  • The Bagh had several entrances built with red sandstones, plastered with limestone. Stucco work is done on the walls. It had cusped arches with floral patterns above.
  • This garden was one of the locations that played a role during the 1857 First War of Independence and was destroyed and damaged during the course of events.

Q1: What is a Charbagh Structure?

Charbagh or Chahar Bagh is a Persian and Islamic quadrilateral garden layout based on the four gardens of Paradise mentioned in the Qur’an.

Source: Qudsia Bagh: This morning walkers’ paradise was once a symbol of a queen’s ambition, a casualty to 1857 aftermath