Monday, July 13, 2015

Rani Rupmati Mosque, Ahmedabad

This mosque is located opposite to St.Xaviers High School in Mirzapur area of Ahmedabad. The mosque was constructed during 1430 - 1440 AD by Sultan Mehmud Beghara and it was named after his wife, Rupmati. 



It is one of the most beautiful mosques in the city that showcases Indo Islamic architecture. The high central arch of the mosque is very imposing with slim minarets on either side.



The entrances on the side are flanked by balcony windows. The minarets, windows and perforated stone lattices are richly carved. Its minarets were damaged in the earthquake of 1819. 



Its intricate wall carvings, sculptured minarets, beautiful galleries make it architectural gem in the city.



38 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Wonderful architectural design, and great photos!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Oh yes...it's stunningly beautiful! Much less well known and less visited, it's a hidden marvel...

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful

Lowell said...

Very impressive. I especially appreciate all of the magnificent detail work. Those side minarets are just gorgeous!

Maria Deepa said...

Thanks for sharing nice informations.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty images of the mosque! The carving and details are beautiful! Great post, enjoy your day!

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful mosque and incredible carvings!! Thank you, as always, for sharing your world with us, Rajesh!! I hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!

Powell River Books said...

Beautiful architecture and carvings. - Margy

Joyful said...

Fantastic details in the carvings. Just stunning.

Fun60 said...

He must have loved his wife very much to give her name to such a special place

carol l mckenna said...

Another impressive mosque and wonderful photos!

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Jane Hards Photography said...

You always find such wonderful subjects to photograph.

krishna said...

beautiful pictures..

Al said...

That is very intricate and beautiful architecture.

K V V S MURTHY said...

Really wonderful architecture...!

LifeRamblings said...

What a gorgeous mosque. Beautiful architecture.

Meghana Hassan said...

Wow such intricate art work. Thanks for the tour..

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures of the wonderful architecture.

Jeevan said...

Impressive mosque come monument! Intricate work and detail are fabulous

Mama Pajama said...

beautiful!

Donna said...

A beautiful mosque to have named after oneself....and I love the minarets....but the carvings are exquisite!

Trubes said...

Such stunning architecture and delightful intricate carving in the
minarets.
Lovely to learn about your country, thanks for sharing this with us,
always so interesting.
best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Roger Owen Green said...

impressive, as usual.

ROG, ABCW

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Gorgeous architecture.

Reader Wil said...

It's amazing what humans can create. Each detail is so refined and exquisite!
Wil, ABCW Team

Hildred said...

Beautiful - thank you for another wonderful architectural post.

Joy said...

What skill in the intricate carving, it is indeed, as you say, an architectural gem.

Photo Cache said...

Impressive archway.

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Magia da Inês said...

Toda vez que vejo essa arquitetura me surpreendo com a quantidade de detalhes... como uma renda preciosa.
Bom início de semana!
Beijinhos.
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D.Nambiar said...

This is what I call 'rich architecture!'

Su-sieee! Mac said...

A very melodious blend of architecture. The delicateness is amazing. The View from the Top of the Ladder

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am always so amazed at the intricate carvings, like lace made from stone.

theuntourists said...

So gorgeous.

Nimi Arora said...

I like the one with the speaker best :)

Indiawilds said...

Intricate architecture. Looks lovely. Wish the overhead wires were not there.

purba chakraborty said...

Wonderful captures :)

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Beautiful intricate detailing!

Yogi Saraswat said...

Beautiful pictures of Rupmati mosque.