Jama Mosque, Bijapur

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Interiors of Jama Masjid, Bijapur
View from the south-east of the mosque in 1880

Jama Masjid of Bijapur is a mosque in the Indian state of Karnataka. It was built by Ali Adil Shah I (1558-1580) in the year 1578[1] after the victory over Vijaya Nagara at the Battle of Rakkasagi – Tangadagi in Talikoti in 1565.

Also known as both Jamiya Masjid and Jumma Masjid, the mosque is one of the largest mosques in South India[citation needed]. It was built by Ali Adil Shah I (1558-1580) in the year 1578 after the victory over Vijaya Nagara at the Battle of Rakkasagi – Tangadagi in Talikoti in 1565. Set in a perfect square of 1,16,300 sq. ft. 2250 to 2500 persons can offer prayers at a stretch. The Central Mihrab on the western wall is inscribed with lines from the Koran. This inscription was completed in 1676 by Malik Yakut, under the orders from Sultan Muhammad Adil Shah.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jama Masjid". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 21 November 2012.