Ashaghi Govhar Agha Mosque

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Ashaghi Govhar Agha Mosque
Ruins of the Govheraga Mosque, XVIII c..jpg
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
Locationde jure Azerbaijan Shusha, Azerbaijan
de facto Republic of Artsakh Shushi, Artsakh Republic
Architecture
Architect(s)Karbalayi Safikhan Karabakhi
StyleIslamic architecture
Completed1875-1876
Minaret(s)2

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.[1][2]

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.[3] 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.[2]

Current situation[edit]

As of 2005–2007, the mosque is in semi-destroyed state.[4] 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.[5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plants Genetic Resources in Central Asia and Caucasus". Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Shusha State Historical & Architectural Reserve". Archived from the original on 4 October 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Şuşa məscidini təhlükə gözləyir". Archived from the original on 11 September 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Ermənilər Şuşanı dağıdır". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Vesti. Фотоснимки оккупированной Шуши". 6 July 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Bu gün düşüncəmdə ermənilərin düşmən obrazı yoxdur". 1 September 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2010.