The Red Fort has great importance as a historical building. Everyone is stunned by the design of this fort. The wall around the fort has a high rise. Many small palaces are also built inside it. Due to being made of red stones, this fort is called Red Fort. When our country became independent in 1947, the first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, hoisted the tricolor flag on this Red Fort on 15 August. Since then, the tricolor flag has been hoisted on this fort every year on 15 August. Thousands of millions of people participate in this celebration of independence. Let us understand the story of Red Fort Delhi today. Just feel that the Red Fort will tell its own story.
Story of Red Fort
I am called Red Fort. My story is amazing. Shah Jahan built my huge building. Once Shah Jahan thought that leaving Agra as his capital, Delhi should be made. Just after coming to Delhi, Shah Jahan started building the fort and then made Delhi his capital. Shah Jahan was a great lover of art and beauty. The art shown in my creation is the biggest proof of this. Earlier, the water of the river Yamuna used to flow, touching my walls. But now her direction has changed; the Yamuna has now turned away from me.
I was made with red-colored stones. It took 9 years to complete mine. My twelve-yard wall is made up of delicate bourgeois with urns and Kangooro. Whenever you come to see me, you will see that I have two doors. The name of one is Delhi Darwaza, and the name of the other is Lahori Darwaza. These two doors of mine are of three floors. Everyone’s heart becomes happy seeing the beautiful Bhujio made on the door.
As soon as enter the gate, you see a high red stone door in front. Shah Jahan has built a Naubatkhana above the door. During the time of Shah Jahan, drums and shehnais were always played in the Naubatkhana. The Diwane-aam of that time still stands proudly on the backside of this Naubatkhana. In the time of Shah Jahan, I used to have a big hall of three rates, decorated with pandar arches supported by red pillars. In those days, there were golden carvings on them. Pillars, floors, and walls were covered with gold tassels, prized kimkhabs, and soft carpets and rugs. The high throne of the emperor used to stand on the back wall.
I have mentioned above that Shah Jahan was a great art lover. He used to decorate and maintain everything. I was also given great care and grooming. There are good palaces on both sides of Deewane-khas. Rang Mahal is built just behind the Diwane-aam. Rang Mahal was the palace of the Begum.
Earlier, there was also a beautiful garden inside. There were fountains all around the palace. Water was always running out of it. Earlier the canal also used to flow there. When the water flowed, it was as if fish were swimming. The emperor used to offer Namaz in the Moti Masjid built inside the fort. Now half of me has a military camp. A museum was built in one part. Many things of the Mughal period are worth seeing in this museum. Frames worth lakhs of rupees were also earlier in my building. In those days, these words of a poet were also engraved at my door. If there is a heaven, this is it, and this is it. It can still be read as it is today. Now our country is free.
Now I am considered a national building. People Come To Delhi from far and wide to see me. From time to time, many functions are held in my courtyard. Guests coming from other countries are not welcomed in any building in Red Fort Delhi, but programs are held in Deewane Aam Deewane Khas of my fort.