Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jama Masjidh, Junagadh

Jama Masjid in Junagadh, the mosque inside the Uppekot Fort is today in ruins but still worth a visit. This mosque can be seen once one enters the fort very close to the medival cannons inside the fort.



Muhammad Begada, who conquered this fort in 1470 AD, celebrated his victory by converting the palace of Ranakdevi into a mosque.



There are more than 140 pillars in the mosque. It has a courtyard with three octagonal openings which may once have been covered by domes. 



12 comments:

Siddhartha Joshi said...

This is great! I missed out on this place when I visited Junagadh years ago...

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful

teamgsquare said...

Beautiful mosque.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots.

Lady Fi said...

So beautiful!

Thomas Lee said...

Looks old and solid

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Fascinating and informative

Jeevan said...

Interesting transformation and nice shots!

Cloudia said...

Thank You, Rajesh for sharing your treasures that remain in my mind

Alexa T said...

Lovely and interesting place to have a visit; great architecture and impressive courtyard with pillars! Have a nice weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

I like the hall in the last shot :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Nice shadows in the foreground of the first shot.