Pathar Mosque

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Pathar Mosque
Pathar Masjid in Srinagar.jpg
Religion
AffiliationIslam
DistrictSrinagar
RegionKashmir Valley
Statusactive
Location
LocationSrinagar, India
StateJammu and Kashmir
Pathar Mosque is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Pathar Mosque
Shown within Jammu and Kashmir
Pathar Mosque is located in India
Pathar Mosque
Pathar Mosque (India)
Geographic coordinates34°05′31″N 74°48′21″E / 34.09194°N 74.80583°E / 34.09194; 74.80583Coordinates: 34°05′31″N 74°48′21″E / 34.09194°N 74.80583°E / 34.09194; 74.80583
Architecture
Completed1623
Specifications
Length180 ft (55 m)
Width51 ft (16 m)

Pathar Mosque, known locally as Naev Masheed (Kashmiri: / ˈnəw ˌməʃiːd̪ /), is a Mughal era stone mosque located in the old city of Srinagar, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located on the left bank of the River Jhelum, just opposite the shrine of Khanqah-e-Moula.[1] It was built by Mughal Empress Noor Jehan, the wife of emperor Jehangir, in 1623.[2] The mosque has some distinct features that separate it from the rest of the mosques in the Kashmir Valley. Unlike other mosques, it does not have the traditional pyramidal roof. Furthermore, the mosque has nine mehraabs (arches), with the central one being larger than the others.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawrence, W.R., The Valley of Kashmir, p. 37, at Google Books
  2. ^ "Pathar Masjid-Kashmir Tourism".
  3. ^ Feisal Alkazi, Srinagar: An Architectural Legacy, p. 91, at Google Books
  4. ^ "A Desecrate Mosque".

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