Architecture · Heritage

Jama Masjid

The Jama Masjid of Hyderabad is one of the oldest mosque of the capital city of Hyderabad that lies a few yards away from the graceful Char Minar. The Jama Masjid of Hyderabad was constructed by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in 1597.

The Jama Masjid is a popular mosque of Hyderabad and the majestic white towers of the mosques can be seen from far. The Jama Masjid is considered to be an ideal example of Muslim architecture. The Jama Masjid of Hyderabad attracts a large number of Muslim devout every year.

The religious edifice of Jama Masjid in Hyderabad epitomizes Hyderabad as well as marks its 400 years of history. It is believed that the founder of the city, Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah built the Jama Masjid of Hyderabad after completing the most impressive symbol of Hyderabad, the Charminar.

Within the premises of Jama masjid lie the ruins of an old Turkish bath. Formerly, a school and a monastery used to lie within the walls of the mosque, but they no longer exist presently. The Jama Masjid is still frequented by a large number of Muslims and remains one of the principal places of worship in the city.

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2 thoughts on “Jama Masjid

  1. Beautiful pictures Lakshmi. I stumbled upon your blog from a friends FB page, and must say you have taken me through an entire tour of the city that I have lived in for most of my life but never explored in full.. Beautiful work, and thanks for sharing!!

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