Monday, July 25, 2016

Kevda Masjidh, Champaner

This masjid inside the Citadel of Champaner, in Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is one of the many beautiful mosque built during the reign of Mahmud Begda between 15th and 16th century.


It is rectangular on plan with a double storeyed main prayer hall. There are two minarets on either side of the central arched entrance.


The windows provided with pillared balcony are beautiful and exquisitely decorated. The minarets are beautifully carved and niches are filled with floral and geometrical designs.


Originally the mosque had three domes built above the prayer hall but the largest central dome has collapsed.


One can also see the birds in the open space around this place.



30 comments:

AJEYA RAO said...

Beautiful. But it is interesting to notice that the lower portion of this monument, the intricate art work resembles very much of a temple.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful clicks.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The egret or heron (?) looks right at home on the grounds of this beautiful palace.

Joyful said...

It's a beautiful building! The bird capture is very nice too. It looks like it was posing just for you.

Photo Cache said...

Another impressive structure.

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Ela said...

Such a beautiful place !!
Always nice to watch your photos !!
Greetings

Fun60 said...

Despite its age it still looks wonderful.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful architecture but sad that the center dome has collapsed.

NatureFootstep said...

love the little heron :)

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

What a stunning mosque. I love the places in India that you take me to as I know I'll probably never see them in person. Thanks for another tour!

Pietro Brosio said...

Very nice mosque and beautiful bird too.

Joe Todd said...

Thanks for the tour

dhiru guri said...

Wonderful place. Looks like it has been maintained properly.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - so beautiful!

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Lovely shots. First one is my favourite

photowannabe said...

I am always amazed by the intricate architecture you show us each week.

Leslie: said...

Wow - very beautiful, especially the domes and columns.

Leslie
abcw team

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photos of gorgeous buildings and great shot of the bird ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Adam Jones said...

Looks like a nice place, and nice looking Egret too.

mick said...

Great photos of a beautiful building and so nice to see the bird close to it.

Al said...

Impressive mosque, even with the collapsed dome.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Every time again I am amazed by the wonderful buildings you show us here... your country must be truly amazing, intriging and beautiful


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Hildred said...

Beautiful building and great photos.

Eleaine Sarah Thomas Jobs Bush said...

wonderful.

Amit Agarwal said...

Very nice pictures!

Alexa T said...

Beautiful, impressive and decorated building! Have a great day!

genie said...

Rajesh...Your posts continue to amaze me as they take me through your ancient and beautiful country. This is an amazing structure. I am assuming the other two domes are still intact which in itself would be amazing. And what a nice bird you spotted. It is a quiet place and a safe place for him to stop for a wee rest. genie

Joy said...

Despite the collapse of the central dome it looks remarkably well preserved. The angle on your first photo shows the building beautifully.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Another stunning building.

Roger Owen Green said...

I especially love the minarets!

ROG, ABCW