Monday, March 21, 2011

Jama Masjid, Bijapur

The Jama Masjid is the first and largest mosque of Bijapur (State: Karnataka) city. Built in 1686, during the rule of Adil Shah I, the Jama Masjid is a simple and huge rectangular structure with graceful arches.

The
grand architecture includes a huge hall having 45 compartments. Above this hall resting on the beams is the massive onion-shaped dome. The masjid occupies an area of over 10,000 square meters and can accommodate 2250 devotees.

On the either side of the arches there are small carvings at the top. The interior of each compartments are carved beautifully.

The only interior decoration at the mosque is Mihrab shown above.

52 comments:

Jeevan said...

Amazing. The detail u provide here are superb! Great picture Rajesh.

Sridharan said...

Should be a massive one..and sight to witness in real..!

Teamgsquare said...

Really big mosque , wonderful pics

Unknown said...

Very interesting images.Greetings Andrzej.

Anonymous said...

What wonderfully intricate and exquisite decoration!

joo said...

These decorations amaze me - such a delicate and painstaking work!

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous~

Sylvia K said...

Another gorgeous temple! Wonderful captures, Rajesh! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

RIZALENIO said...

This made me think, if I travel to India, how many temples will I cover in a day? You have so many beautiful temples with so many interesting designs, & now I'm realizing that looking upclose & touching the carvings on walls must be part of a tourists' itineraries.

For the meantime, I will just enlarge these images for me to see those breathtaking temples & temples' designs. Thanks a lot for sharing your photos. I love India.

Anonymous said...

i noticed that most of the temples have arches in them.

Unknown said...

All these buildings are so incredible!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Barb said...

So wonderful that this architecture from 1686 still stands in all its glory, Rajesh. The detail is magnificent.

Hazel said...

Forty five compartments would really make that a big edifice. Happy Tuesday!

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful!

magiceye said...

it is beautiful!

Indrani said...

Great pics, I have some memories from there, all refreshed now after seeing your wonderful post.

Francisca said...

What a handsome mosque!

Lowell said...

A very striking and impressive building. Huge!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

wonderful photos rajesh! have a good week
~laura

Anya said...

Amazing architecture :-)
Nice mosque ..

Have a nice evening :))

Roger Owen Green said...

JAW-droppingly beautiful.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Nanka said...

Great looking Mosque and looks like a very massive complex!!

Carver said...

That's a beautiful and artistic mosque.

photowannabe said...

I am always amazed at the detail and age of the various buildings you share with us. Another beautiful mosque.

Meera Sundararajan said...

Very nice..! You know I never knew about this monument. All that we know about is the Gol Gumbaz. There are so many beautiful mosques around the Deccan.

B i r g i t t a said...

Beautiful architecture!

Regina said...

Exquisite and great captures!
Have a nice day.

J.Rylie.C said...

Very interesting J and so pretty too.

Please come and meet the J's in my Family, hope to see you around, thanks!

LifeRamblings said...

the details are just amazingly stunning.

Shooting Parrots said...

A very graceful building that does justice to its purpose. Thank you.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Wonderful!

Jama said...

I love the majestic building! btw, my name is Jama...:)

Krishna said...

Hi Rajesh

big & beautiful masjid

thanks & regards

Pietro Brosio said...

Wonderful mosque indeed. I love those nice arches and the carvings!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

every time I see your photos, I marvel how great India was before.

Walk in New York said...

toujours d'aussi beau temple sur ton blog

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Kai Rui said...

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Eden said...

Beautiful mosque. Great shots.

Meryl said...

Thanks for the J Jaunt. Not sure I will ever make it to India, your photos afford a mice
jump over there.

Anonymous said...

Nice pics Rajesh!!!

I have had the opportunity to visit Bijapur and I simply loved the place for all the architectural beauty.

Thanks for sharing the pics...

George said...

The artistry in this mosque is simply beautiful.

Unknown said...

Beautiful mosque!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love those white arches, very impressive building!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Joy said...

Despite its size it looks beautifully proportioned. I can imagine in the heat of the day walking through the white arches into a cool interior.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

elegant..

Boccone Claire said...

Bonjour!
Une petite visite de France!
Amitiés:CLAIRE

Life Moto said...

great they really preserve the place.

Life Moto - Happy Monday!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a magnificent structure. I love the details in that last photo.

Mona said...

keep on sharing nice mosques i'm enjoying it looks like i am near in the place. Happy MYM!

Unknown said...

beautiful details! a fine piece of architecture.


Mellow Yellow Monday

Kim, USA said...

That is huge and beautiful temple!
MYM

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this monument.