Rani Sipri's Mosque

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Rani Sipri's Mosque
Ahmedabad, Rani Sipri's Mosque.jpg
Rani Sipri's Mosque
Basic information
Location Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Geographic coordinates 23°01′02″N 72°35′25″E / 23.017222°N 72.590278°E / 23.017222; 72.590278Coordinates: 23°01′02″N 72°35′25″E / 23.017222°N 72.590278°E / 23.017222; 72.590278
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Islamic
Completed 1514
Specifications
Length 54 ft (16 m)
Height (max) 50 ft (15 m)

Rani Sipri's Mosque (Gujarati: રાણી સિપ્રી ની મસ્જીદ) also known as Rani Sipri ni Masjid or Masjid-e-nagina, formerly known as Rani Asni's Mosque, is a medieval mosque in the walled city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India. This mosque was commissioned in 1514 by queen Sipri, the wife of Mahmud Begada, a Sultan who ruled Gujarat. It is also known as Masjid-e-Nagina (Jewel of a mosque) because of the intricate jali carvings on its walls.

Construction[edit]

Southern end of mosque, 1866

The mosque is named after the Hindu queen of Sultan Mahmud Begada, Rani Sipri. The queen commissioned this mosque in 1514 A.D. when her husband executed their son for some misdemeanor.[1] After her death, the queen was buried in this mosque. Inside, there is also a Jenana, a separate area for women to worship.[2]

Details of carving on base of the tomb of queen

Architecture[edit]

Rani Sipri Tomb drawing, 1890

The Jali screen work that includes flowing plants and trees is the prime attraction of this monument. Similar intricate Jali work can be seen in other Islamic architectural monuments in the city like Siddi Sayyed Jali and Sarkhej Roza.

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