Monday, October 30, 2017

Great Masjid - Qutub Shahi Complex Hyderabad

Great Mosque in Hyderabad is one of the grandest masjid in the city. It is popularly known as the great masjid of the Golkonda tombs.


This beautiful masjid is next to the tomb of Hayat Bakshi Beguminside inside the Qutub Shahi Tomb Complex. It was built in 1666 A.D. by Hayat Bakshi Begum's son, the 7th Sultan Abdullah. 


The architecture has a distinctive style that blends Persian, Pashtun and Hindu forms. The Prayer Hall is 76 feet wide and has three bays which are 51 feet deep. The front has a five arched facade. 


Fifteen cupolas decorate the roof and the prayer-hall is flanked by two lofty minarets. The inscriptions in the masjid are in calligraphic art. 


21 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The minarets are very ornate and beautiful!

rupam sarma said...

Awesome clicks

Gillena Cox said...

Impressive structure. Happy Mosaic Monday

much love...

Jo said...

Breathtakingly beautfiul, Rajesh!

Maggie said...

Beautiful architecture, thank you for taking us to another fascinating place on your travels.
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Lorrie said...

The white stone of the building is beautiful against the blue sky.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful ... the birds flying about the minaret is an amazing picture. It is a beautiful mosque and the calligraphic art is a fascinating touch of decoration and quite different.

Photo Cache said...

The architecture is very impressive.

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Al said...

Simply extraordinary.

Angie said...

The minarets are impressive with not only the size but also the intricate architecture. Amazing!

Joyful said...

So much beautiful one building. Enjoy the reset of your week.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - so beautiful! And those birds are a lovely extra touch.

Murthy K v v s said...

Great works indeed.

ABC Wednesday said...

Very impressive and at the same time beautiful buildings. Your country is filled with beautiful things, so else than we here are used to

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Roger Owen Green said...

nice turrets

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teamgsquare said...

Beautiful...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing these photos and enjoy your week!

Kay L. Davies said...

I know I say this every time I comment, Rajesh, but your photographs never cease to amaze me...there is so much beauty to be seen in India!
Kay
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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You always find beautiful buildings!

Kathe W. said...

fabulous Thanks!

Christina said...

It is a beautiful place! Happy weekend!