LOCATION : OLD AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT
BUILT IN : 1424 AD
BUILT BY : SULTAN AHMED SHAH ( founder of
BUILDING TYPE : MOSQUE
HISTORY AND IMPORTANCE:
In the period when it was constructed, It was the
largest mosque of India.
The architectural design of the mosque is very
unique as it has its entrance from three different
Architecture of Jama Masjid is a blend of Hindu
and Muslim Styling.
PLAN AND ITS FEATURES
centred on a
courtyard 75 m
long and 66 m
lined with a
three sides . PLAN
Prayer Hall Interior
In prayer hall have 260 columns and
carved with the form of a bell hanging on a
It is covered with 15 domes.
The prayer wall known as qibla is richly
Prayer hall is floored with white marble .
Center of the
courtyard is a
The domes in the mosque are given
various shaped like the central domes are
carved like lotus flowers, closely related to
the typical domes of Jain temples .