Haveli Dina Nath

Raja Dina Nath Haveli situated inside the Delhi Darwaza Chitta Gate correlated with Dewan Baij Nath Haveli to the North side. Entrance of this Haveli is from the Koocha Baij Nath. Raja Dina Nath was belongs to the nobles of Kashmir. Dewan Pandit Ganga Ram who’s from Maharaja Ranjit Singh army office call to the Raja Dina Nath in Lahore October 1815. Maharaja Ranjit Singh awarded him The Name of Dewan and selected him as an officer of higher Rank with the area of KalaNor at the end of the Sikh Govt. British Government awarded him the name of Raja.

During stay in Lahore Raja Dina Nath Constructed Two Hawaii’s inside the Delhi Gate. Second Haveli of the Raja Dina Nath was at the middle of the south east chowk of wazir Khan. Where he used to reside with his elder son. The well of the Dina Nath was situated in the Chowk of Wazir Khan. Raja Dina Nath lived in this Haveli with his elder son, Diwan Narinjan Nath. Dewan Dina Nath’s son was famous as a Poet.

His elder Son Dewan Amar Nath was known as Akbari and younger son Dewan Ram Nath as Asghari.Dewan Amar Nath Akbari was the student of the Sufi person Molvi Ahmad Buksh Chishti. He was a renowned historian and intellectual of Persian. He wrote the detailed autobiography of Ranjit Singh from 1933 to 1936 at his desire. In 1928 Professor Seeta Ram Kohli , Govt. College of Lahore published this book as ‘Zafar Namma-e-Ranjit Singh’.

The Garden of Raja Dina Nath was located adjacent to Tomb of Ghoray Shah, on the way to Shala Mar Bagh, which has an access to Kot Khawaja Saeed. Raja Dina Nath was very strong believer of a saint Hadi Shah’s. He built a garden, Faiz Bagh in his regard. Now a days it exists as a residential colony Faiz Bagh.

Haveli Raja Dina Nath has been restored under the restoration and conservation Project of the Walled City Lahore Authority. This building has been consolidated with small bricks and lime mortar. Main gate has been restored. Façade has been restored in a way that original look has been revived with the better drainage system.

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