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Old Water Channel Source Hiran Minar (Punjab)

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The old water channel was used to fill the water tank from the canal and rain water in past, whereas now water pump is used to fill the water tank.

About Hiran Minar

Hiran Minar, also known as Royal hunting resort, was built by Mughal Emporer in memory of his pet Antelope, named Mans Raj, in 1607 in Skeikhupura, also known as Jahangirpura. It is located at the distance of 5 km from Sheikhupura Railway Station and accessed via Hafizabad Road. A 30-meter high tower was constructed on his grave, which is circular and tapers toward its top on the flat platform. There is a spiral staircase having 108 steps inside the tower that leads to the top of the top. There are 210 square holes in the outer surface of the tower to accommodate the birds living in the surrounding jungle.

In the front of the minaret, there is a two-story octagonal Baradari, also called Daulat Khana, in the center of a huge square-shaped water tank with a causeway, constructed by the order of Shah Jahan. There are square pavilions on each side of the water tank. In past, a channel was cut from the local canal to fill the water in the tank. On the four corners of the tank, there was a system to collect the rainwater from the surrounding area to fill the water tank.

Hiran Minar is also a popular fishing point, one can use fishing rode for fishing by having a license.

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