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JAMA MASJID, AHAMADABAD
JAMA MASJID,AHAMADABADSUBMITTED BY:SIKANDAR (75136027)ABOUT :LOCATION:OLD AHMEDABAD, GUJARATBUILT IN:1424 AD
BUILT BY:SULTAN AHMED SHAH (founder of city Ahmedabad.)
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 directions.
Architecture of Jama Masjid is a blend of Hindu and Muslim Styling.
PLAN AND ITS FEATURESRectangular 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 .PLANCourtyard
The prayer hall occupies the fourth (east) side.
It is rectangular in plan and covered by four vaults.
Prayer Hall InteriorIn 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 .
Center of the courtyard is a rectangular basin for ablutions.
DOMEThe domes in the mosque are given various shaped likethe central domes are carved like lotus flowers, closely related to the typical domes of Jain temples .
Interior of DOMEPierced stone screens (the 'Jalis') are placed between the two pillars of the central openings.Another features
The main entrance is framed by two columns .
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 minaretsMATERIALS USEDYellow sandstone was main construction material and white marble was used for flooring .