Lat of Feroz Shah


This mosque known as Humayun’s mosque was built by the Mughal emperor Humayun (1529-1556 AD) at a place where the Lat erected by the Delhi Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq was already standing. The mosque consists of an oblong open courtyard. To the west of this mosque is a screen made of Lakhauri bricks. The screen contains a mihrab flanked by two arched recesses on either side. An inscription praising emperor Humayun was found here.

History and description -: Standing at a height of over 6 metres, the Lat appears to be a portion of one of the pillars erected by Emperor Ashoka possibly at Agroha or Hansi. The Ashokan epigraph that was once engraved on the pillar was apparently very systematically chiseled off for writing the Tughlaq inscription, recording the genealogy of Firoz Shah in beautiful Tughra-Arabic characters carved in high relief. This Lat (the pillar) stands in the centre of what now looks like an ancient walled Idgah.

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How to Reach :

By Air

LAT OF FEROZ SHAH is 217 km away from Indira Gandhi International Airport.

By Train

LAT OF FEROZ SHAH is 18 km away from Railway Station Bhattu Kalan.

By Road

Fatehabad on the National Highway No. 9 and has excellent bus connections to all the cities and towns of the neighbouring states.Haryana Roadways buses pass through Fatehabad. For Haryana Bus Enquiry : Dial 01667-220617