Atala Masjid, Jaunpur

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Atala Masjid
Details of the central pishtaq and side pishtaq, Atala Masjid, Jaunpur.jpg
Main pishtaq leading into the iwan of Atala Masjid
Basic information
Location India Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Geographic coordinates 25°45′9″N 82°41′25″E / 25.75250°N 82.69028°E / 25.75250; 82.69028
Affiliation Islam
Territory Uttar Pradesh
District Jaunpur
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Mosque
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Islamic, Sharqi architecture
Completed 1408
Specifications

Atala Masjid or Atala Mosque is a 15th-century mosque in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is one of the chief tourist attractions in Jaunpur.

It is located 2.2 km north-northeast of Jaunpur, 7.3 km northwest of Zafarābād, 16.8 km north-northeast of Mariāhū, 26.3 km west-northwest of Kirākat.[1]

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The Jaunpur Atala Masjid was built by Sultan Ibrahim (1401–1440), Sharqi Sultan of Jaunpur on foundations laid during the reign of Tughluq Sultan Firuz Shah III (1351–1388). Construction started in 1377 and was completed in 1408.[2] A Madarsa named Madarsa Din Dunia is housed in central courtyard of the mosque.

The Mosque is on the List of Monuments/Sites of Archaeological Survey of India of Directorate of Archaeology, (U.P.)[3] and on list List of Monuments of Archaeological Survey of India.[4]

William Hodges in his book Select Views in India mentions this mosque.[5]

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Sources[edit]

  • Michell, George (ed). Architecture of the Islamic World: Its History and Social Meaning. London: Thames and Hudson, 272.
  • Nath, R. 1978. History of Sultanate Architecture. New Delhi, Abhinav Publications, 98-100.
  • Williams, John A. and Caroline. 1980. Architecture of Muslim India. Set 4: The Sultanate of Jaunpur about 1360-1480. Santa Barbara, California: Visual Education, Inc.

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