Monday, July 10, 2017

Rani Sipri's Mosque, Ahmedabad

Rani Sipri's Mosque located in the old area of Ahmadabad is one of the ancient monuments that is known for its elegance. the construction of this medieval mosque was commissioned in 1514 by Queen Sipri the wife of Mahmud Begada herself.


It is also known as Masjid-e-Nagina (Jewel of a mosque) because of its elegant proportions and slender minarets.


This mosque even though small in size it impresses all with the intricate cravings on its walls. The artistic work in the mosque are a reflection of the beautiful craftsmanship of the bygone era. 


The slender and ornate minarets of this magnificent mosque are the major attraction.

22 comments:

Betsy said...

I am amazed at the carvings and how long it must have taken one to carve them.
A beautiful capture.
betsy

R Niranjan Das said...

Interesting architecture for a mosque. Glad to know about this.

SANDEEP PANWAR said...

Beautiful mosque

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful Mosque.
Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Chan said...

The mosque building is so different from the ones in my country. Have a great day!

Maggie said...

Although not as large as some other mosques or temples that you have visited the carvings here are amazing, thank you for sharing your visit with us on Mosaic Monday today.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It certainly does have beautiful intricate workmanship and it's always a marvel to me how well these carvings last and remain so un-weathered

Steven Que said...

Oh those artistic relief! When will I see you India!

Steven

joshidaniel.com said...

nice one :)

Melody Steenkamp said...

Thank you Rajesh for your entry on round 21 - a

Lovely photo's of something in a place I only know from tv-news.


Have a splendid and ♥-warming ABC-day / -week
Melody (team abcw)
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Di West said...

Delightful architecture, mosques in the UK, where
I live are innordinately plain,
best wishes,
Di,
Abcw team.

Lorrie said...

Such intricate carving must have taken a long time to create.

Roger Owen Green said...

cool tower
ROG, ABCW

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Intricate craftsmanship does seem like a trademark of a bygone era ... I am so glad to see it preserved and honored!

Al said...

What an amazing temple - such magnificent stonework.

Jeanna said...

The carvings on such an old and tall structure are amazing.

Hildred said...

Very beautiful.

zongrik said...

intricate is all i can say also.

DeeDee said...

Such magnificence.

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Betty said...

Pretty amazing. Such a beautiful building. Way back when things were built to last.

Pat Tillett said...

The detail in the construction is amazing!

teamgsquare said...

Beautiful pillars.