Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lila Gumbaz Ki Masjid, Champaner

Lila Gumbaz Ki Masjid at Champaner is located near the east gate of the former city is a 15th century mosque. It is part of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites as it is  part of the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park.



Built on a high plinth, with an arched entrance at the center flanked by two lateral arches. The main arch is flanked by minarets patterned at regular  intervals by horizontal cornices and mouldings decorated with niches.



Originally the Masjid had three entrances on East, South and North. It has three domes, the central dome is fluted which was once colored. The domes are carved beautifully.



The pillars of prayer hall and interiors of the dome are beautifully carved.

18 comments:

genie said...

This one does not appear to be as ornate as so many of the others you have shared with us. Its simplicity is beautiful.

Ela said...

Beautiful and interesting place to visit !!
Greetings

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know about this monument.

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful pics

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures of a beautiful place, Rajesh!! The carvings are wonderful, as always! And thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty of your world with us!!

Indrani said...

Amazing architecture! Great monument! Thank you for showing.

Jeevan said...

Wonderful deception and perspective on the Masjid! Simple and neat work on pillars

ladyfi said...

What a lovely place!

Gattina said...

Very beautiful monument !

Al said...

Nice photos - that's a beautiful temple.

Klara said...

majestic.

Tony McGurk said...

Marvelous stonework. Very beautiful

Wojin Kimberly Eric Jack Schmidly said...

lovely.

Ruth Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing your part of the world.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Great architecture... nice clicks... :-)

Easwar Arumugam said...

Awesome pictures

Amit Misra said...

Personnel are not seen, yet the place seems to be well maintained.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Lovely shots.