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A three-storeyed octagonal tower at the northern extremity of the Red Fort was the Shah Burj, and essential component of the hydraulic system of the Fort. The celebrated canal excavated by Ali Mardan Khan entered the palace garden and was the source of the Nahar-i-Bihisht or the Stream of Paradise which flowed southwards through all the apartments on the riverside. The Shah Burj was used by Shahjahan for his conclaves which only a select few could attend. Attached to the Shah Burj was a white marble pavilion Burj-i-Shamli-Containing a chadar (a sloping marble chute) sculpted in such a way as to make the water spurt as it ran down into a marble-scalloped basin, before being channelised to the gardens and palaces.

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  • Copyright: Cameron MacMaster (cmac66) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 24] (406)
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