Minaret of Antelope or the Deer Tower " ہرن مینار "

A few days back i got a chance to visit a monument locally named as "ہرن مینار " or " Deer Tower", situated near Lahore in Sheikhupura, Pakistan.

It is one of the famous historical site near Lahore, constructed by Emperor Jahangir for his pet deer in 1606. It is always fascinating for me to visit either archeological sites of Buddha scattered in northwest of Pakistan or to watch the Mughal Emperor's glorious past scattered in the Lahore and its outskirts.

It is also called Royal Hunting resort of Emperor Jahangir.
Many people visit here daily especially on Sundays lots of peoples come over here to relax and boating in the big water tank. Unique feature of the monument is the deer grave and the big water tank along with the thick forest in surroundings, looks very pleasant and warm especially in winters. How ever in Summers still people from surroundings do come over here and spend a whole day in the garden under old tree shades. It is said that even in summers people do enjoy here under shady trees.












Comments

  1. This is really a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing:)

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  2. PROFESSOR IJAZ SHAHID
    Great work by Kiran Palwasha. I admire this job from the core of my heart. Iqbal says, "Daikha hai jo kuch mein nay ... auroon ko bhee dikhla de" She has practically done that. Must watch this unique sample of Mughal Emperor Jehangir's glorious past scattered in the Lahore and its outskirts like Sheikhupura i.e. Hiran Minar has a story of an emperor's love for his pet animal. Muslim rulers were very sympathetic even to their animals. Kiran keep this job up. Professor Ijaz Shahid values your work.

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    1. Thank you Sir :)
      Your words are valuable for me.

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  3. PROFESSOR IJAZ SHAHID
    Great work by Kiran Palwasha. I admire this job from the core of my heart. Iqbal says, "Daikha hai jo kuch mein nay ... auroon ko bhee dikhla de" She has practically done that. Must watch this unique sample of Mughal Emperor Jehangir's glorious past scattered in the Lahore and its outskirts like Sheikhupura i.e. Hiran Minar has a story of an emperor's love for his pet animal. Muslim rulers were very sympathetic even to their animals. Kiran keep this job up. Professor Ijaz Shahid values your work.

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  4. I was surprised at the largeness and beauty of pet's grave. I have seen mughal structure for the first time. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a nice week!

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  5. Hi Sarah, Thanks for the visit. Yea Mughal Emperor's have many such beautiful and grand architectures in both India and Pakistan.

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  6. Enjoyed seeing the historical site. Thanks for letting us know about your country.

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  7. Enjoyed seeing the historical site. Thanks for letting us know about your country.
    seo karachi

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