Safed Baradari

Safed Baradari – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

The Safed Baradari  (literally 'white palace'), is a white marbled building in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah as a 'palace of mourning' and was named Qasr-ul-Aza. Initial purpose of this building was to be used as an Imambara for observing 'azadaari' (mourning) for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his followers at Karbala.[2] After the annexation of Awadh in 1856, the Baradari was used by the British to hold court for petitions and claims by the officers and nobles of the deposed King's reign and his relatives. Later (around 1923) it was handed over, as a gesture of appreciation…