Jama Masjid, Jaunpur
Jaunpur Jama Masjid
|Location||Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Mosque|
|Architectural style||Islamic, Jaunpur architecture|
|Dome dia. (inner)||11.4|
- It is 3 kilometers from the railway junction at Bhandari.
- There is bus and train services from Varanasi (Benaras), which is 56 kilometers from Jaunpur
- Lucknow and Mirzapur are the other two cities located 214 kilometers and 69 kilometers away respectively.
According to the historians and other experts, the Jami Masjid, Jaunpur, bears a great deal of resemblance with mosques that were built during the reign of Firoz Shah Tughlaq of the Tughlaq Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate. The architectural style is on the guidelines of the Atala Maasjid of Jaunpur.
The magnificent appearance of Jama Masjid at Jaunpur is heightened by a number of factors. The entire structure of Jami Masjid, Jaunpur stands on a plinth that is six meters high. The double-arched, pylon-shaped gate at the entrance presents a majestic sight. The long steps leading to the front gate are also good to view. The main portal lies in the focal point of the facade and stands about 26 meters tall and measures nearly 24 meters at the base. This was again a characteristic feature of the mosques built by the Sharqis.
The feature which can be exclusively traced in Jami Masjid, Jaunpur is a massive rectangular hall meant for prayers. This hall is flanked by tunnel vaults on its sides and is covered by a dome, measuring 11.4 meters in diameter. There are small windows in the dome that allow sunlight to enter into the interior of the Jami Masjid, Jaunpur, thus creating a splendid sight.
Another attribute of Jama Masjid at Jaunpur, which the other holy places in Jaunpur will find hard to match, are the gorgeous decorations that are visible on the walls on the interior and the exterior portions. The bracket and beam construction style is unique in itself.
Special prayers are held on Friday of every week.
- Department of Tourism, Government of UP, Uttar Pradesh
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- ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF REGIONAL STATES
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