Indrapuri Old Mosque

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Indrapuri Old Mosque
Masjid Tua Indrapuri
Meuseujid Indra Puri.JPG
Outside View
Indrapuri Old Mosque is located in Aceh
Indrapuri Old Mosque
Location in Aceh, Northern Sumatra, Sumatra and Indonesia
Indrapuri Old Mosque is located in Northern Sumatra
Indrapuri Old Mosque
Indrapuri Old Mosque (Northern Sumatra)
Indrapuri Old Mosque is located in Sumatra
Indrapuri Old Mosque
Indrapuri Old Mosque (Sumatra)
Indrapuri Old Mosque is located in Indonesia
Indrapuri Old Mosque
Indrapuri Old Mosque (Indonesia)
Basic information
LocationIndrapuri, Indonesia
Geographic coordinates5°24′55″N 95°26′48″E / 5.4154°N 95.4466°E / 5.4154; 95.4466Coordinates: 5°24′55″N 95°26′48″E / 5.4154°N 95.4466°E / 5.4154; 95.4466
AffiliationIslam
RegionSoutheast Asia
StatusActive
Architectural description
Architectural typeMosque
Architectural styleAcehnese
Completedbetween 1607 - 1636[1]

Indrapuri Old Mosque (Indonesian Masjid Kuno Indrapuri or Masjid Tua Indrapuri) is a mosque in Indrapuri, Indonesia. Constructed in the early 17th-century, it is the oldest mosque in Aceh Province.

History[edit]

The mosque of Indrapuri in the late 19th-century.

Indrapuri Old Mosque was constructed between 1607-1636.[1] The mosque was built on top of the base of a former 12th-century Hindu temple from the Hindu Kingdom of Lamuri of North Sumatra. It is narrated that the kingdom had fought against navy from China, and Lamuri kings emerged victorious eventually with the help of Meurah Johan who was a prince of Islamic Linga dynasty, and later became a Lamuri king as an adherent of Islam. Since then the place was converted into a mosque.[2]

Renovation occurred in 1696 and later in 1879.[2]

Building[edit]

Indrapuri Old Mosque was built over a land of 33.875 square metres (364.63 sq ft), the area which corresponds to the base of the older Hindu temple. The mosque is located to the east riverbank of Aceh River, around 100 metres (330 ft) from the edge of the river.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Analiansyah, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Jamiʾah ar-Raniry 2004, p. 106.
  2. ^ a b Uka Tjandrasasmita 2009, p. 316.
  3. ^ Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Kabupaten Aceh Besar

Cited works[edit]

  • Analiansyah, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Jamiʾah ar-Raniry (2004). Ensiklopedi pemikiran ulama Aceh (in Indonesian). Ar-Raniry Press. ISBN 9789793717036.
  • Uka Tjandrasasmita (2009). Arkeologi Islam Nusantara (in Indonesian). Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia. ISBN 9789799102126. Retrieved January 10, 2013.