- Cultural heritage
- Our minds are full of worries
- Tomb of Jahangir
- Visiting the Jahangir Tomb
- Sitting under the shady trees
- A beautiful fountain
- Magical effect on us
- Death of the king
- Going back to home
What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
How sweet their memory still!
There is no doubt in it that a visit to a historical place is our cultural heritage. Such places are a window to our splendid part. It is certainly a wonderful experience to visit such places. These visits add a lot to our knowledge. When we visit historical places, we come to know the skill and ability of the past. Sometimes such historical places tell us true stories better than the story that is described in books on history.
It is well said,
” Architecture is frozen music.“
In this modern age, we remain busy day and night like machines our minds are all the time preoccupied with the worries and responsibilities of everyday life. In this humdrum life, people become dull in soul and drab in spirit. They have confined themselves to the small stinging nooks of the offices. They feed their big bellies but do nothing for their vexed souls, life has become flat, boring and monotonous for them. They have no space-time to spend in the company of balmy nature.
What is this life if full of care,W.H DAVIES
We have no time to stand and stare
We should realize the fact that life should be enjoyed with all its charms and pleasures. We should also spare some time for pleasure and recreation. I have visited many places but the place I like most is the Jahangir Tomb who was a Mughal Emperor. Sometimes such places tell us better stories than history books. A visit to a historical place is always valuable for a student. As it is well said,
“ All history is the biography of great men.”
Last Sunday, we decided to go for an outing. We planned to visit the Jahangir Tomb because we had not seen it. So we all agreed at this historical place should be visited. The Tomb of Jahangir is situated at Shahdara near Lahore. We started preparing for this visit. After two hours we reached there by bus. We were much excited. The great tomb of Jahangir was in front of our eyes. The four tall minarets of the tomb were visible from a distance۔ As we entered the gate, we saw large grassy lawns on both sides of the road. The weather was very pleasant.
The parks were full of blooming flowers. They were spreading their fragrance all around. It was a very charming sight.
Flower always makes people helpful, better and happier.Luther Burbank
There were also some cool shady trees. Many birds were sitting in the twigs of there trees. They were chirping. The flower was presenting a colorful right. I am very happy about a visit to a historical place. In such type of an attractive atmosphere, I began to sing the beautiful verses of Keats:
” Ah, happy bough that can’t shed your leaves,
Or ever bid the spring, Adel.”
There was a beautiful fountain in front of the Jahangir Tomb. It was sprinkling its light shower. The drizzling of drops produced charming music.
Then we reached the tomb itself. It is a low, large and beautiful building. In an inner room, the great Mughal Emperor sleeps. The great king was laying in his grave, silent and friendless. This was the king who led a luxurious life surrounded by courtiers.
“ A great man is the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
The room was decorated with colorful designs. It is a wonderful piece of Muslim architecture. We offered “ Fateha” there.
A wise man said:
“ The places are indeed great enclosing the great people.”
We went up to the roof/terrace and had a view of the city of Lahore. It was a beautiful sight. The cool breeze and the deep blue sky made a magical impression on us. We came down and sat under a shady tree to take rest and had our lunch. We had some light refreshments.
Soon it was evening. It was a very beautiful place. The silence and the peace of the Jahangir Tomb affected us strangely.
“ Mingle your cares with pleasure now and then.”
The death of the great king reminded us that everybody had to leave this world. There were none of his courtiers to solute him.
“ On every side decamping talk, at every place is shrieking in stock.”
At about 5:30 PM, we sat again under a shady tree. My mother spread the table cloth on the ground and put our things on it. Mother had prepared many tasty dishes. We took our meal and had some rest. Then we played cricket in a grassy park. It was a source of great amusement. My elder brother told me some interesting one-dotes. We sang together some national and film songs.
In the evening, we packed our belonging and made our way home. Our hearts were saturated with pleasure.
I enjoyed this place very much. I have a dream to enjoy this beautiful place forever. Our minds were full of great thoughts when we left this historical place.
“ A beautiful place is a joy forever.”