Jama Masjid, Bijapur

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Interiors of Jama Masjid, Bijapur
View from the south-east of the mosque in 1880

Jama Masjid of Bijapur is a mosque in the Indian state of Karnatak. It was built by Ali Adil Shah I (1558-1580) in the year 1578[1] after thevictory over Vijaya Nagara at the Battle of Rakkasagi – Tangadagi in Talikoti in 1565.

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  1. ^ "Jama Masjid". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 



Jamiya Masjid also known as Jumma Masjid is a greatest and one of the largest mosques in South India, It was built by Ali Adil Shah I (1558-1580) in the year 1578 after the victory over Vijaya Nagara at the Battle of Rakkasagi – Tangadagi in Talikoti in 1565. Considering the galloping number of worshippers Set in a perfect square of 1,16,300 sq. ft. 2250 to 2500 persons can offer prayers at a stretch. The Central Mihrab on the western wall is inscribed with lines from the Holy Koran. This inscription was completed in 1676 by Malik Yakut, under the orders from Sultan Muhammad Adil Shah. Bijapur has many domed monuments Jamiya Masjid ‘s dome is one of the finest dome among all.