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Jama Masjid Ahmedabad

The Jama Masjid is the most awe-inspiring architectural wonder in the city of Ahmedabad. The shrine is closely located to Mahatma Gandhi Roadand lies in the old neighborhood of the city ofAhmedabad. The holy place of worship is found on the eastern corner of the famous Teen Darwaza.Jama Masjid is situated in the center of the old city. You can use three different gateways to enter the shrine. The burial place of Sultan Ahmed Shah, which also contains the burial chamber of three famous Sultans, namely Ahmed Shah I, Mohammed Shah (his son), and Qutub-Ud-Din Ahmed Shah II (his grandson), are closely located to the gateway to the east. The well-built configuration of this shrine has been capable to endure the inclement climatic conditions. A trip to this magnificent shrine is undeniably a must.The entire mosque was constructed with yellow sandstone. When you enter the place of worship, you will see that the compound of the shrine lies in the middle of a big rectangular patio the length of which is 75 meters and breadth 66 meters. You can get into the patio through three gateways, one at the middle of each wall. There is a row of pillars bordering the patio from three angles, and the fourth corner is occupied by the prayer hall to the east. There is a rectangular pool for ablutions in the middle of the courtyard.The burial places of Ahmed Shah, his son and Ahmad Shah Rauza, his grandson, are located to the west of the shrine. The burial chambers of the queen and the other spouses of Sultan Ahmed Shah are located close by and they are known as Rani Ka Hazira.The prayer hall of the sacred shrine is rectangular shaped as well and it is covered with four attics. The style of architecture followed is a blend of Indian and Saracenic style. In addition, the shrine houses a number of uncommon syncretic building blocks that are not essentially conspicuous for the visitors. A number of the central domes were sculpted as lotus flowers and these have a lot of similarities with archetypal domes of the Jain shrines. In addition, a number of the columns were sculpted with structures like a bell dangling from a chain, similar to the bells that you frequently find in Hindu shrines.

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