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Jama masjid,ahmedabad

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Jama masjid,ahmedabad

  1. 1. JAMA MASJID, AHAMADABAD SUBMITTED BY: SIKANDAR (75136027)
  2. 2. ABOUT : LOCATION : OLD AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT BUILT IN : 1424 AD BUILT BY : SULTAN AHMED SHAH ( founder of city Ahmedabad.) BUILDING TYPE : MOSQUE
  3. 3. 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 directions.  Architecture of Jama Masjid is a blend of Hindu and Muslim Styling.
  4. 4. PLAN AND ITS FEATURES Courtyard Rectangular in plan .  The mosque complex is centred on a large rectangular courtyard 75 m long and 66 m wide.  Courtyard is lined with a colonnade on three sides . PLAN
  5. 5. Prayer Hall The prayer hall occupies the fourth (east) side. It is rectangular in plan and covered by four vaults. Prayer Hall Interior
  6. 6.  In prayer hall have 260 columns and carved with the form of a bell hanging on a chain . It is covered with 15 domes. The prayer wall known as qibla is richly ornate.  Prayer hall is floored with white marble .
  7. 7.  Center of the courtyard is a rectangular basin for ablutions.
  8. 8. DOME 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 .
  9. 9. Interior of DOME
  10. 10. Another features  Pierced stone screens (the 'Jalis') are placed between the two pillars of the central openings.
  11. 11. The main entrance is framed by two columns .
  12. 12. There are two main minarets in front of the main entrance ,which were destroyed by the earthquakes of 1819 and 1957. It is highly carved . Carved detail of minarets
  13. 13. MATERIALS USED Yellow sandstone was main construction material and white marble was used for flooring . Yellow sandstone White marble
  14. 14. THANKS

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