Great Mosque, Budaun
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|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Mosque|
|Height (max)||155 feet|
|Dome dia. (outer)||36 feet|
|Dome dia. (inner)||34 feet|
|Materials||Red Sandstone, White Marble|
The mosque was built by Iltutmish, the ruler of Delhi Sultanate that time. This mosque reflects Persian and Afghan architecture. It has three gates: the main gate, facing Shakeel Road, is made up of red marble and stands 100 feet tall. The second gate is in Farshori Tola and the third one in Sotha. It has a central dome surrounded by two more domes, and 5 other domes too. The floor is made from white marble (SangeMarMar). It has a "Hauz"(pond) and three "WuzuKhana"(Washroom and sitting Room) on its premises. Two sides of mosque are occupied by residential blocks: the Jama Masjid Quarters.
This mosque is the third oldest existing and second largest mosque of the country after Delhi's Jama Masjid, having a standard capacity of 23500. The built up part[clarification needed] of the mosque is larger than any other mosque of the country. Before the expansion of Delhi's Jama Masjid, it was the largest and most famous mosque of the country. The central dome of the mosque is considered to be the largest for any dome of mosque in the country.
It is also a Monument of National Importance and a National Heritage Site.
- "Budaun". Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved 10 November 2015.