Taj-ul-Masjid Overview

Ranked 3 of 125 sightseeing in Bhopal

Taj-ul-Masjid, named as the ‘The Crown of Mosques’, is an old mosque that was also used as a madrasah. Sultan Shah Jehan Begum of Bhopal (1868-1901) started the construction of this mosque. However, it was completely built only after 1971 by the great efforts of Allama Mohammad Imran Khan Nadwi Azhari of Bhopal.

Designing of the mosque features a pink façade, on top of which stand the two 18-storey octagonal minarets with marble domes. Below the three huge bulbous domes of the mosque lies a main hallway with beautiful pillars and marble flooring. Further, the mosque encompasses a courtyard with a large tank in the centre.

The double storey gateway in the courtyard, posing four recessed archways and nine cusped multifold openings, leads to the main prayer hall. Quibla wall inside the prayer hall is adorned with eleven recessed arch carvings and fine screens of trellis work. The pillars hold 27 ceilings, 16 of which have ornate petalled designs.
 

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:30 AM -7:00 PM
Saturday:
6:30 AM -7:00 PM
Sunday:
6:30 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:30 AM -7:00 PM
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

2881 reviews

Crown Among Mosques.

A mosque which is known as Taj-Ul-Masajid, means Crown Among Mosques and it is the largest mosque in India. Work was commenced during the reign of Bahadur Shah Zafar by Nawab Shah Jahan Begum in 1844 and from 1868 to 1901 the work was managed by Sultan Jahan Begum, still it remains incomplete as this mosque was the dream mosque of Shah Jahan Begum. Finally work began again in 1971 and great dedication of Allama Mohammad Imran Khan Nadvi and Maulana Sued Hashmat Ali and their efforts with the help of Emir Kuwait and Eastern Gate was renovated and work was completed in 1985.Its Architecture is Islamic and influenced by Maugham Architectural style of Jama Masjid Delhi and of Lahore. It has two octagonal significant Minarets about 200 feet high with marble domes, three large domes, very attractive and divinely prayer hall with the stone flooring, carved pillars with floral motifs, and these pillars are supporting the 27 ceilings out of which 16 are brilliantly decorated with petals design, entrance to the main prayer hall from large court yard having an ablution tank through nine double strayed decorated gateways with four adjourned ornate archways offering a grand opening entrance in the main hall. Western wall which is known as Quibla Wall is having 11 arches having beautiful screened and trellised work. Its Eastern Gate is the grand gate and northern and southern gates are also very impressive. A large ablution tank towards Northern gate which is having steps.This mosque is just unique as sand stone and red stone is used in construction and it has a capacity of 1, 75, 000 devotees at a time which can be witnessed on Eids Prayers. Its area is about 4, 00, 000 square meters. This is a great attraction among the locals and international tourists.Royal Residence of Shah Jahan Begum which is Taj Mahal, Moti Masjid, Upper Lake etc are the major attractions in the close proximity. Taste of Hyderabad, Shahi Jameel, Afghan, Raju Tea Stall, Narbada Sweets and Restaurant etc are quite popular among the tourists. It is a beautiful place of worship and great attraction and there is no restriction on entry and no descrimination.

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Akshat Saxena

Akshat Saxena5.0/5

1 review

Heritage of Bhopal

Gigantic tombs and tall minar. It has rooms for scholars and madarsa for children. It has many gates which opens and closes at different times. It's open to all people on all days except during Namaz and on a length of time on Friday and on special occasions.One need to follow some basic rules like removing shoes at gates and no spitting etc.Better to be visited between 7-8 am as the red marble gets hot which makes walking on it difficult.Take photograph of reflection of masjid at pond situated at center.

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Rajan Singh

Rajan Singh3.9/5

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A wonder of art

It is one of the best places I have ever visited. Really Taj of all Masjids. It is 2nd largest mosque in India. Huge minars, huge verandah. Immense peace and tranquil. I went there with my Muslim friend. I enjoyed the peace and the way it is structured. It has 2 huge minars. It is such a fine piece of art. If I visit Bhopal again, surely I will go there.
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Amit Rawat

Amit Rawat3.6/5

4 reviews

The biggest mosque in Asia

As told to, this is the biggest mosque in Asia and can house thousands of people for prayers. It has humongous domes and a great tree in the courtyard. Situated in the man City it is accessible and pretty close to Moti Masjid. One must visit the temple and must ensure that you have your body fully clothed so as to not hurt the sentiments of the people. I was not allowed in the mosque in my shorts.

Sona Sharma

Sona Sharma5.0/5

4 reviews

The biggest mosque in Bhopal

It's the biggest mosque in Bhopal. What a structure and numerous people worshipping. Having wonderful surroundings and area inside mosque. It's a sacred place so please visit and pray here and have the wonderful sight of this place.

Ramesh Kabra

Ramesh Kabra3.9/5

20 reviews

An imposing monument

Taj-ul-Masjid built in the 18th century by the Begum of Bhopal is among the largest mosques in the world. It is an imposing structure and gives a feeling of grandeur.

Vineet tripathi

Vineet tripathi4.6/5

61 reviews

One of the largest mosques of India

This is one of the largest mosques of India. The architecture is done using typical mural style mosque designing. The main dome is visible from a distance as well. The whole structure looks awesome if you see it from some distance during evenings.

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