Ashaghi Govhar Agha Mosque
|Ashaghi Govhar Agha Mosque|
|Location||de jure Shusha, Azerbaijan|
de facto Shushi, Artsakh Republic
|Architect(s)||Karbalayi Safikhan Karabakhi|
Ashaghi Govhar Agha Mosque (Azerbaijani: Aşağı Gövhər ağa məscidi, lit. 'Lower Govhar Agha Mosque') is a mosque in Shushi in the de facto Republic of Artsakh, and in the de jure Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
The designation ashaghi ("lower") refers to the location of the mosque in the lower section of Shusha town, distinguishing it from the Yukhari Govhar Agha Mosque, the similarly named mosque located in the upper section of the town. Construction of Ashaghi Govhar Agha Mosque was completed with orders of Govhar Agha, daughter of Ibrahim Khalil Khan of Karabakh Khanate approximately 8 years before the Yukhari Govhar Agha Mosque was built. A difference between the Ashaghi Govhar Agha and Yukhari Govhar Agha is that the minarets of the former are located at the corners of the rear facade and the minarets of the Yukhari Govhar Agha mosque are on the front facade.
As of 2005–2007, the mosque is in semi-destroyed state. Although it has been claimed that the mosque was renovated, the members of Azerbaijani visiting delegation to Karabakh took photos and said that the mosque is still badly damaged and no renovation works are being done.
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