Rani Sipri's Mosque

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Rani Sipri's Mosque

Rani Sipri's Mosque

Coordinates: 23°01′02″N 72°35′25″E / 23.017222°N 72.590278°E / 23.017222; 72.590278Coordinates: 23°01′02″N 72°35′25″E / 23.017222°N 72.590278°E / 23.017222; 72.590278
Location Ahmedabad, India
Architectural information
Style Islamic
Length 54 ft

Website: www.Ahmedabadmuslims.com

Rani Sipri's Mosque (Gujarati: રાણી સિપ્રી ની મસ્જીદ) also known as Rani Sipri ni Masjid is a mosque in the walled city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India. This mosque was commissioned in 1514 by queen Sipri, the wife of Mahmud Begada, a Sultan who ruled Gujarat. It is also known as Masjid-e-Nagina (Jewel of a mosque) because of the intricate jali carvings on its walls.[1]

Construction[edit]

The mosque is named after the Hindu queen of Sultan Mahmud Begada, Rani Sipri. The queen commissioned this mosque in 1514 A.D. when her husband executed their son for some misdemeanor.[2] After her death, the queen was buried in this mosque. Inside, there is also a Jenana, a separate area for women to worship.[3]

Architecture[edit]

The Jali screen work that includes flowing plants and trees is the prime attraction of this monument. Similar intricate Jali work can be seen in other Islamic architectural monuments in the city like Siddi Sayyed Jali and Sarkhej Roza.

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