Hiran Minar; Urdu: ہرن مینار (Minaret of Antelope) is set in peaceful environs near Lahore in Sheikhupura, Pakistan. It was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir as a monument to Mansiraj (lit: 'Light of the Mind'), his favourite pet deer or antelope.
A causeway with its own gateway connects the pavilion with the mainland and a 100-foot (30 m)-high minar, or minaret. At the center of each side of the tank, a brick ramp slopes down to the water, providing access for royal animals and wild game.
Unique features of this particular complex are the antelope's grave and the distinctive water collection system. At each corner of the tank (approximately 750 by 895 feet (273 m) in size), is a small, square building and a subsurface water collection system which supplied the tank; only one of these water systems is only extensively exposed today.
- Hiran Minar, Water Tank, Pavilion
- Mughal Patterns inside Hiran minar
- Hiran Minar Pavilion
- The Hiran Minar: Water Tank, Pavilion and Main Entrance
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hiran Minar.|