Many People Believe Jama Masjid In Delhi Is The Largest Mosque In India. It Isn't. This Mosque Is! | HolidayIQ Blog

Many People Believe Jama Masjid In Delhi Is The Largest Mosque In India. It Isn't. This Mosque Is!

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The mosque in Bhopal holds the title of the argest mosque in India. Here are some facts about the mosque you may not know.

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Many People Believe Jama Masjid In Delhi Is The Largest Mosque In India. It Isn't. This Mosque Is!:

  1. Taj-ul-Masjid, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)

Day 1. The Name Literally Means 'Crown Of Mosques'

The Name Literally Means 'Crown Of Mosques'source: wikimedia.org

Taj-ul-Masajid, which literally means the 'Crown of Mosques', is one of the largest mosques in Asia. Spread across a sprawling campus, this imposing 'dome of Allah' is situated in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. This pink edifice, embellished with white-dome minarets, is indeed a treat for every eye. 

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

Day 2. It's One Of The Largest Mosques In Asia And The Largest Mosque In India

It's One Of The Largest Mosques In Asia And The Largest Mosque In Indiasource: wikimedia.org

The sprawling size of the mosque is its biggest attraction. The pink façade and big white domed minarets fascinate people with its mesmerizing beauty and the marble flooring with crystal slabs and the arches decorated with beautiful designs just adds to its appeal. The huge entrance that somewhat looks like Buland Darwaza, captivates visitors. Other attractions of this place include a large prayer hall, huge carved pillars and exquisitely done ceilings. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Ramesh Kabra from Mumbai shares, “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.”

Day 3. The Construction Of The Mosque Was Halted Thrice Due To Lack Of Funds

The Construction Of The Mosque Was Halted Thrice Due To Lack Of Fundssource: wikimedia.org

The construction of the Mosque was initiated during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar by Nawab Shah Jahan Begum (1844–1860 and 1868–1901) of Bhopal (Wife of Baqi Muhammad Khan) and continued to be built by her daughter Sultan Jahan Begum, till her lifetime. The mosque was not completed due to lack of funds, and after a long lay-off after the War of 1857, construction was resumed in 1971 by great efforts of Allama Muhammad Imran Khan Nadwi Azhari and Maulana Syed Hashmat Ali Sahab of Bhopal. The construction was completed by 1985 and the entrance (eastern) gate was renovated grandly using ancient motifs from 1250 Syrian mosques by the contribution of the Emir of Kuwait to commemorate the memory of his departed wife. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Vineet Tripathi shares, “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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