Kashmir Monuments

Kashmir has fascinated every visitors with its monumental heritage from time immemorial. The forts, palaces and mansions that stand tall on the mountain peaks, lavish gardens or veil them selves behind hills have always added charm to this state. While taking a walk on the roads of Jammu or Kashmir you can find the majestic monuments that tell the tale of the valiant rulers of the state. In the perfect natural settings these monuments have the enough capability to be admired at the very first gaze towards them. Come to this state to be conquered by the magical charm of its monuments.

Parimahal ( The palace of Fairies): It was a school of Astrology built by Dhara Shikua, Shah Jahan's eldest son for his tutor Muhlah Shah. School of observatory.

Hari Parbat: The Hill of Hari Parbat crowned by the pathan fort who his visible from every part of the city. 400 feet above the plain, Legend says the hill grew from a pebble dropped by the goddess Paravati to crush a demon, in the form of Sharika bird (Maina). This is called now Hari Parbat.

Shankaracharya Temple: This Temple is situated at the height of 1000ft above the plain. The earliest of all the Temples built in 200 BC,. By Jalaka the son of the Great Buddhist convert Ashoka. The temple was subsequently rebuilt and dedicated by Raja Gopadittya in 6th Century. It is said to be that  the Takhut-i-Sulaiman (throne one of the Solomon).

Hazratbal: It is the most important Muslim Religious place, situated on the western shore of Dal Lake.

Jamia Masjid: The largest Masque built by Sultan Sikandar Constructed in 1400 A.D. Enlarged by his son Zain-Ul- Abdin.

Tomb of Zain-Ul-Abidin: The most attractive chapter of Muslim rule in Kashmir (1421-1472) in the reign of Zain- Ul-Abdin.

Pather Masjid: Pather Masjid of the Mughal Mosque built by emperor Noor Jahan in 1620 A.D. wife of Jahangir. Muslims did not however use it for prayers.

Shah Hamdan: Originally built in 1953 AD. To commemorate the visit of Mir Syed Ali Hamdan destroyed by fire in 1479 and 1731 AD. It was rebuilt in 1732 by Abdul Barket Khan and since then stand as a land mark in the City. Built of timber, not a nail or Screw was used in the construction..

 

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