ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF SIKH BARADARI AT KURI ISLAMABAD: A STUDY BASED ON ANALYTICAL AND STYLISTIC ARCHITECTURAL EVIDENCES
Keywords:Kuri, Baradari, Sarais, Cheiftains, Worship.
This research focuses on the art and architecture of kuri Baradari Located in Islamabad. There are number of archaeological sites in Islamabad such as Rock shelters, Caves, mosques, Sarais, Baolis and Baradari. The aim of research is to explore the hidden beauty of this Baradari, the research includes the various archaeological material at the Baradari related to its art and architectural history. The area under research ”kuri Shehar “is located in Islamabad and famous for many reasons. There are many archaeological sites in the area and every site has its own importance. The research includes all aesthetics of the Baradari such as use of colors, motives, floral design, architectural styles and the missing part of the Baradari complex as the surviving complex has four opening while it has massive platform around. All these elements represent the culture of this Baradari. The architecture of Baradari has very important significance in the history as it was used as the meeting place of chieftains, worship place and in some cases it was used as dancing place for the royal courtiers.