Monday, March 14, 2011

Ibrahim Roza - Mosque, Bijapur

The Ibrahim Roza complex located in the western outskirts of the Bijapur (State: Karnataka) city. Built sometime in 16th century, it comprises of a tomb and mosque. For now we will concentrate on the details of mosque.

The mosque has perfect domes that is topped with crescent moons. There are symmetrical minarets on four corners of the mosque.


The doorways with the distinctive pointed arch lead into cool high-ceiling chambers. The carvings on the arches are very grand.

If keenly observed one can see a stone chain hanging from the top. 



The symmetry in the arches are worth noticing and interiors are well decorated and properly carved.

57 comments:

Team G Square said...

Wow wonderful ,

Zuzana said...

Beautiful architecture, stunning buildings.;))
You really make me long to see India.;))
xoxo

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Very impressive and great architecture! Greetings.

Sridharan said...

Wonderful piece of architecture

Ash said...

Stunning architecture and photos. The last one is brilliant!

joo said...

Gorgeous! I'm always impressed by the stonework!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how beautiful this mosque is, Rajesh! I would so love to visit there! Your photos are superb as always! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Karen said...

A magnificent building, and lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

Mama Zen said...

How beautiful!

Gary said...

Another great tour Rajesh. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Martha Z said...

Your country is full of amazing architecture.

Photo Cache said...

gorgeous architeture and fancy detailing.

Wren said...

I so enjoy your views of India, and remain in awe of the beauty of the architecture.

eileeninmd said...

Rajesh, what a beautiful mosque. The architecture in India has beautiful details and designs. Have a great week!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful details, Rajesh. I've never heard of a stone chain, however. I can't even begin to imagine how it could be made.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Genie said...

The fact that this mosque dates back to the 16th century is mind boggling. It looks to be in superior condition. All of the intricate carvings and decorations are beautiful. It is such a treat your giving us such wonderful pictures of these interesting buildings along with their history.

Al said...

Spectacular! It looks enormous, and yet incredibly finely detailed.

V Rakesh said...

Mighty impressive!

magiceye said...

beautiful captures!

Indrani said...

Yes, a place with scope for lot of photography. :)

aka Penelope said...

The symmetry is unique. It makes me think of windows within windows and many pathways in which to turn.

Anya said...

Amazing details
cool shots from that mosque !!!

bracomfotografie said...

beautiful posting Rajesh, wonderful and interesting photos

ladyfi said...

Such gorgeous architecture!

Jeevan said...

Wonderful detail on arches and insight doom was a grand display! Great post rajesh.

Walk in New York said...

ce temple est magnifique. merci de me l'avoir fait connaitre

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Elettra said...

My eyes are enlightened by the beauty of this mosque !!!!!!

Krunal said...

I love these photographs, very beautiful

Kate said...

The entire subcontinent of India is perfect for ABC Wednesday!

Nanka said...

Impressive and Intricate!!

Hildred and Charles said...

Thank you for the pictures and the information about this beautiful building, - I hate to call it a 'building' - it is such a gorgeous creation.

George said...

The detailed carvings in this mosque are amazing. I really like your last photo of the interior arches.

Jingle said...

remarkable place.

photowannabe said...

Interesting photos of the intricate art.

joshi daniel said...

awesome designs!

Roger Owen Green said...

I especially love the arches - ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Starnitesky said...

Impressive, intricate stonework. Lovely!

Ms. Burrito said...

Interesting Information.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Incredible details wherever your eye rests.

Geeta Singh said...

beautiful India:)

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Nice Clicks!

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing! The last picture is my favorite, I love the perspective!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Eden said...

Impressive! Great shots.

Have a great day.

jabblog said...

This is truly beautiful. The workmanship is incredibly fine.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

How did they do all that so many years ago without proper tools or computers?

It's really quite incredible!

What an amazing structure!

Hazel said...

India never runs out of amazing architecture.

Misfit in Paradise said...

Very informative. Thanks for sharing.
Donna - ABC Team

Meryl Jaffe said...

16th Century??? Amazing. Thank you.

Carver said...

So much beauty in India. The architecture is very impressive.

SandyCarlson said...

Stunning beautiful, humblingly beautiful, architecture.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this beautiful architecture.

YOSEE said...

The second picture is magnificent. Hope to visit someday.

Pietro said...

Fantastic architecture, I like the harmonious arches too.

Arti said...

So majestic and magnificent! Very beautifully captured and explained in detail.

SUB said...

beautiful architecture...

deepazartz said...

Grand Mosque:))

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this beautiful architecture.