Jami MasjidCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Jami Masjid - Review
This Jama Masjid or the Friday Mosque is another version of that in Delhi. The construction of this dates back to the reign of Hoshang Shah. The mosque is made on a vast area and has a gorgeous domed entrance. The other two subsidiary entrances are to the northern side of the mosques. Out of these one was meant for the priests or maulvis and the other one a private entrance for the women who were called the zenana.
The mosque is built on a raised platform and has a long chamber in the front part with arches which was used as a resting place or sarai at that time. The mosque is in ruins almost but once you enter you will find faint traces of borders and lines made of glazed colorful tiles. This is an example of the fact that this was a beautiful mosque at that time. There are three other similar domes on the opposite side of the courtyard. The courtyard has arcaded towers on all sides and pillars that look stunning. The pillars have small domes or cupolas on the top of each bay. The mihrab designs on the domes and main walls enhance the charm of this ruin even more.
This mosque is an example of the simplicity of the Malwa style of architecture that stresses on the building and its strong construction more that the intricate designs.
Jami Masjid Information
- Visit during the daytime is preferable as there is no proper lighting facility after dusk.
Jami Masjid Ticket Prices
The following charges are applicable to the entire Village Group of Monuments, separate from the Royal Group of Monuments.
- Rs 5 for Indians.
- Rs 100 per person for foreigners.
- Rs 25 for video cameras.
How To reach Jami Masjid by Public Transport
- The nearest railway station is the Indore Junction BG Train Station.
- The nearest airport is the Devi Ahilyabai Hollkar International Airport, Indore.
- At the location itself, it’s best to drive around in your own vehicle or to rent a scooter.
Restaurants Near Jami Masjid
- Ganga Jamuna Restaurant
- Shivani Restaurant
- Indore Dhaba
- Baba Ka Dhaba
- Badhri Dhaba
- Mahakali Dhaba
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95% of people who visit Mandu include Jami Masjid in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
53.5% of people start their Jami Masjid visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Jami Masjid
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Jami Masjid, Mandu Reviews
A must visit place in Mandu with historical importance. Jama Masjid, Mandu, Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, India. Mandu or Mandavgad is an ancient city. This fortress town is celebrated for its fine architecture. The word "Mandu" is believed to be a Prakrit corruption of "Mandapa Durga”. Mandu gained prominence in 10th and 11th century under the Paramaras. In 1305, the Muslim Sultan of Delhi Alauddin Khalji captured Malwa, the Paramara territory. When Timur captured Delhi in 1401, the Afghan Dilawar Khan, governor of Malwa, set up his own little kingdom and the Ghuri dynasty was established, His son, Hoshang Shah, shifted the capital from Dhar to Mandu and raised it to its greatest splendour. His son and third and last ruler of Ghuri dynasty, Mohammed, ruled for just one year till his poisoning by the militaristic Mohammed Khalji. Mohammed Khalji established the Khalji dynasty of Malwa (1436-1531) and went on to rule for the next 33 years. It was under his reign that the Malwa Sultanate reached its greatest height. He was succeeded by his son, Ghiyas-ud-din, in 1469 and ruled for the next 31 years, who was a pleasure seeker and devoted himself to women and song. He had a large harem and built the Jahaz Mahal for housing the women, numbering thousands, of his harem. Ghiyas-ud-din was poisoned, aged 80, by Nasir-ud-din, his own son. Bahadur Shah of Gujarat conquered Mandu in 1531. In 1534 Mandu came under Humayun's rule. Humayun lost the kingdom to Mallu Khan, an officer of the Khalji dynasty. Ten more years of feuds and invasions followed and in the end Baz Bahadur emerged on top. By this time Humayun had been defeated by Sher Shah Suri and had fled India. Sher Shah Suri died in 1545 and his son Islam Shah died in 1553. Islam Shah's 12-year-old son Feroz Khan became the king but was killed by Adil Shah Suri within 3 days. Adil Shah appointed Hemu, also known as 'Hemu Vikramaditya' as his Chief of Army and Prime Minister. Hemu attacked Mandu and Baz Bahadur ran away from Mandu. Hemu appointed his own Governor here. In 1561, Akbar's army led by Adham Khan and Pir Muhammad Khan attacked Malwa and defeated Baz Bahadur in the battle of Sarangpur. One of the reasons for Adham Khan's attack seems to be his love for Rani Roopmati. Rani Roopmati poisoned herself to death on hearing the news of fall of Mandu. Baz Bahadur fled to Khandesh. But he regained Mandu with the help of a coalition of three powers: Miran Mubarak Shah II of Khandesh, Tufal Khan of Berar and Baz Bahadur himself. In 1562, Akbar sent another army led by Abdullah Khan, an Uzbeg which finally defeated Baz Bahadur. He fled to Chittor. Baz Bahadur remained a fugitive at a number of courts till he surrenedered in November, 1570 to Akbar at Nagaur. He joined Akbar's service. After Akbar added Mandu to the Mughal empire, it kept a considerable degree of independence, until taken by the Marathas in 1732 by Peshwa Baji Rao I. The capital of Malwa was then shifted back to Dhar by Marathas under Maharaja Pawar, re-establishing Hindu rule.
@ Mandu, beautiful Mehrab and Mimbar, lovely Foyer classic mix of Hindu and Afghan Architecture not to be seen elsewhere except the Malwa region. A quaint little opening in the mosque takes you to the Grand tomb of Hoshang Shah. One intriguing piece of construction is a large otla or a raised platform in front of the Mimbar, not permitted in Islam and not written in any of the medieval texts.
It's a hindu temple destroyed by mughal.lotus,bells,chakra shows the truth.
Very good old historical monument and also maintained by archeology department .
It's The Nearest Palace Of Bus Station So People Can Visit Here Easily.