jahangir hauz, agra


This circular, bowl-shaped, monolithic tank (haijz) is 5 feet high, ii feet in diameter and 25 feet in circumference at the rim. It has stairs on the internal and external sides, which shows that it was not buried in the ground and was mobile, so that it could be transported and used in the camp, as well as in the harem-palace, for bathing. It was made by order of the Mughal king Jahangir. A Persian inscription was carved in ten ornamental cartouches on the external side of the rim. It ijii'd five couplets. Only two are readable and men'tion it as "hauz-i-jahangiri" which also gives 1110 a.d. As 'the date of its construction. It was first discovered in a court of akbar's palace in the fort in 1843 and was placed in front of the diwan-i-am. In 1862, it was removed to public gardens (company gardens) where it suffered much of the damage sir john marshal brought.

Info F 5.6 1/30 with Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Date 2004:12:27 17:07:22 Make Canon
Model Canon PowerShot S1 IS Width 1536
Height 2048 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 5.8 mm Exposure 1/30
F Number 5.6 White Bal. Manual
Metering Center-weighted average Compensation 0
Hyperfocal 1.31 m File Size 862 kB
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