July 15, 2010

Jumma Masjid (Jama Masjid) Ahmedabad, India Part-1

Located in the heart of the city of Ahmedabad, Jumma masjid or Jama Masjid as it is known, was built in 1423 AD by Sultan Ahmedshah,founder of Ahmedabad.


It is built in Indo Sarcenic style of architecture. One can also see glimpses of influence of Hindu and Jain architecture apart from Muslim one. In fact one can clearly see Hindu symbol "Om" depicted in one of the latti window as photo below shows.


Mosque had 2 shaking minarates which were destroyed in two major earthquakes of 1819 and 1957.







Intricate carving on walls and pillars are amazing and treat to the eyes.








Mosque has entrances on 3 sides. East,North & South.


3 sides of Mosque has pillared walkway. One walkway's wall is covered by stunning Arabic Calligraphy .



















I have many more images to share which gives me excuse to continue the series.

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