Shahi Masjid

Worked by the ul-Mulks close to the finish of the nineteenth century. Its pinkish dividers and white onion arch make it one of north Pakistan's most unmistakable mosques, especially as its minarets outline Tirich Mir in the far separation. It's generally fine to visit yet ask consent before entering and maintain a strategic distance from Friday petitions. Among these the Shahi Masjid and stronghold in Chitral city emerge in noticeable quality and help one to remember an eminent time of Chitral's history. The Shahi Masjid is accepted to have been worked by Shujaul Mulk who was made Mehtar of Chitral in 1895. 

Like different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chitral additionally is host to a substantial number of archeological and verifiable landmarks like the petroglyphs of Rain, Pakhtoridini, Charoon, and Mulyom; wooden mosques of Ayun, Koghuzi, Lodde, Dahar and Sorlaspur, and destinations in Kalash valley. Among these the Shahi Masjid and fortress in Chitral city emerge in conspicuousness and help one to remember a brilliant time of Chitral's history. The Shahi Masjid is accepted to have been worked by Shujaul Mulk who was made Mehtar of Chitral in 1895 by the British government. The British had possessed Chitral and a few sections of Dir by overcoming Umra Khan, the leader of Jandol and Dir, and Afzalul Mulk. Shujaul Mulk was named as the Mehtar of Chitral and additionally a privileged commandant of Chitral Scouts brought by the British up in 1903. He administered Chitral from 1895-1936. He is accepted to have constructed numerous mosques and strongholds in Chitral including the Shahi Mosque. The three-domed mosque is said to have been worked in 1914. Two minarets were included later. The particular component of the mosque is the stucco work, which finishes each space of the mosque inside and outside. The primary door of the mosque, which opens on the south, is additionally brightened with stucco. The primary highlights of the stucco embellishment are the geometric and botanical outlines. The mosque has no parallel as far as design in the entire of Chitral District. When contrasted with different mosques in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially the Mahabat Khan mosque in Peshawar, which is noted for its wall paintings speaking to botanical and geometric outlines, the Shahi Masjid's stucco beautification exceed expectations in complexity of plan. Southeast of the Shahi mosque is arranged a fortress accepted to have been worked by Raja Nadir Shah in the fourteenth Century. Later on, the Mehtars of Chitral and the British officers revamped it.

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