Jumma Masjid of Ahmedabad is one of the most beautiful mosques in India. It was built in the year 1423 by the founder of the city, Sultan Ahmed Shah, and is located in the old city. Built in yellow sandstone, this monument is capable of outshining any other monument of Ahmedabad. Jama Masjid is a fine example of Indo Saracenic architecture, with the special touch of the Sultan himself. It presents an extraordinary blend of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture.
The historians refer to it as the most beautiful mosque of the east. It
is an imposing structure in the center of the old city and rests on 260
pillars, supporting fifteen domes. The splendid mosque took
approximately 13 years to get fully constructed. It is indeed a master
piece of the Ahmedabadi eclectic style. Mesmerized by its beauty, Sir
John Marshal classified it as a classic example of architecture of its
time in the entire world.
Jumma Masjid has a white marble courtyard, with a pool in the center.
There is a huge archway in the front. The mosque is dotted by a number
of striking pillars, adorned with intricate carvings. These pillars form
exact quadrangles for kneeling during Namaz (prayer ceremony) on
Fridays. The domes and the mesh on the windows have been carefully
carved to provide enough illumination in the main prayer hall, without