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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Things to Know Before Visiting Jami Masjid
95% of people who visit Mandu include Jami Masjid in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
70.91% of people start their Jami Masjid visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Jami Masjid
75.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jami Masjid
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Jami Masjid, Mandu Reviews
This wall and side entrance of the Jami Masjid in Mandu is an inventive composition of a purplish-grey local stone (possibly Mandana) and red sandstone. It remains unclear whether the intent was to completely clad the wall but the red sandstone bands, stone jaalis and carved coping contrast beautifully with the simple stone courses. Of particular note is the fine detailing of the steps, with each riser articulated by an embellished stone band and how this meets the entrance archway. A closer inspection of these arched niches on the side of the Jami Masjid in Mandu reveals a striking corbelled pattern that is almost evocative of a ‘mandala’. The sandstone courses with alternating broad and slender infill bands demonstrate an ingenious way of utilizing waste stone while creating a delicate rhythm to the façade. Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, 15th century.
Nyc to see historiacl place
@ 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.
Love that historical place and its structure.😍 for hangout.
It's a hindu temple destroyed by mughal.lotus,bells,chakra shows the truth.