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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hydrabad Juma Masjid and Mecca Masjid

Hydrabad Juma masjid (Rani Rupmati Mosque)

Year of construction: 1430-1440 AD.
Established by: Sultan Mehmood Beghara
Located in Mizapur on the Northern side of the Ahmedabad city, Rani Rupmati mosque is one the ancient mosques of the city. It was built by Sultan Mehmood Beghara. Named after Rani Rupmati, the wife of Sultan, the mosque was constructed during 1430-1440 AD.

 Mecca Masjid Hydrabad 
Mecca Masjid, which is one of thw world’s largest mosques, is adjacent to Charminar. It has a space for about 10,000 worshippers. In 1614, Mahammed Quli Qutb started the construction of this mosque but it was not finished until 1687. Aurangazeb, one of the Great Mughal Emperor, extended his empire to Golconda Kingdom and only under his rule this mosque’s construction was completed. Several bricks used for construction are made with the soil from Mecca and hence the name, Mecca Masjid. The inscriptions of Quran in the colonnades and the door arches are made from single slab of granite.

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