It consists of a rectangular central chamber,
surrounded by series of arches rising from piers.
The lower parts of the piers are inlaid with
floral designs, while the upper portions are
gilded and painted. The four corners of its roof
are surmounted by pillared chhatries. Over the
marble pedestal in its centre stood the famous
'Peacock Throne which was removed in 1739 by
Nadir Shah. Through the centre of the hall
flowed the Nahar-i-Bihisht ('Stream of
Paradise'). Over the corner-arches of the
northern and southern walls below the cornice
is inscribed the famous verse of Amir Khusraw
exclaiming "If there be a paradise on the earth,
it is this, it is this, it is this".
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1739.
Location. 28° 39.386′ N, 77° 14.606′ E. Marker is in New Delhi
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Naubat Khana (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Iron Pillar (approx. 15.7 kilometers away).
More about this marker. The marker is located in the Red Fort complex, in front of the Diwan-i-Khas building.
Also see . . . Diwan-i-Khas (Red Fort) (Wikipedia). "The Diwan-i-Khas (Persian: ديوان خاص), or Hall of Private Audiences, was a chamber in the Red Fort of Delhi built in 1571 as a location for receptions. It was the location where the Mughal Emperor Akbar received courtiers and state guests. It was also known as the Shah Mahal." (Submitted on January 23, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 306 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. 5. submitted on January 23, 2020.