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Gujarat Places to see JAMA MASJID

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Location : Old Ahemdabad

Built in : 1423AD

How to Reach Here : Regular bus services are available by Gujarat transport and even private operators too. The main railway is in Kalupur area this station falls under national railway circuit and is connected to all major cities. Sardar Vallabhai Patel airport is a nearby airport.

Jama Masjid is just to the western side of Manek Chowk that stands the magnificence; this mosque was constructed in 1423 during the reign of the Ahmed Shah the founder of Ahmedabad. Surrounding the mosque is the frenzied frenzy in the middle of the previous city; you can experience this after getting in from the gates from the southern and the northern sides, behind you the urban chaos parting you positioned in the protection of insightful serenity, go together with birds perching on columns and people engaged in quiet prayers. The wide courtyard is surrounded with a columned walkway painted with Arabic calligraphy, floored with white marble and a tank for sacrament washings in the centre. The arcade and the mosque is construction of gorgeous yellow sandstone and engraved with intricate details for which the mosque is famous for. During the earthquake of 1819 the 2 primary minarets bordering arched entranceway malformed has their lower portion is still positioned. The 2001 earthquake lead to cracks in the masonry and destroyed several jalis. There are two hundred sixty columns sustaining the key prayer hall. While walking throughout the hall you can occurrence stunning maze of shadows and light through the fifteen domes. It took approximately 13 years to construct this mosque, and master piece of the Ahemdabadi diverse style.

Jama Masjid mosque encloses several syncretic essentials which are not inevitably understandable for viewer, in its Indo-Saracenic architecture. The centre of the domes is engraved similar to the flowers of lotus like related to emblematic domes belonging to the Jain temples; some pillars engraved with orientation of the bells that are hanged in the Hindu temples, there is also a statuette of ‘Om’ symbol is one of the innermost windows. This is a blend of extraordinary Muslim and Hindu Styles of structural design. The mosque has different entrances, near the eastern entrance contains the mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed Shah better known has Roja, which was a tribute given to the emperor by his son Mohammad Shah II. Also there are the houses of the graveyard of three great rulers namely Ahmed Shah I, his son, Mohammed Shah and his grandson, Qutub-Ud-Din Ahmed Shah II. Near the north gate of the mosque, there is a cupboard which contains some relics of Mohammad, these are Koran that are written on the skin of deer, a scandal and footprint inscribed on a marble slab and red beard.

Masjid-i- Jahanuma is the original name of Jama Masjid, the term means the mosque which commands the view over the world.

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