Jama Masjid, Srinagar

historic mosque in Srinagar, India

The Jama Masjid is a mosque in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir. The Jamia Masjid of Srinagar is at Nowhatta, in the middle of the old city. It was built by Sultan Sikandar shah kashmiri shahmiri in 1394 AD. Later, the son of Sultan Sikandar, Zain-ul-Abidin had the mosque extended. The measurement of the mosque is 381 feet by 384 feet. The attractions of the Jamia Masjid with its unique architecture, majestic courtyard, and 378 wooden Deodar pillars supporting a wooden ceiling with 346 pillars of 21 feet in height and 5 feet in girth, and 32 pillars with 48 feet in height and 6 feet in girth. The masjid has a fountain also measurement of 33 feet by 34 feet which is also used for wadu (ablution) Thousands of Muslims assemble at the mosque every Friday to offer their prayers. This Jamia Masjid of Kashmir, has seen a number of destructions till date. It got ruined three times in a fire and was reconstructed every time. The last restoration was carried out during the reign of Maharaja Pratap Singh.

Jamia Masjid
جامع مسجد سرینگر
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Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
LocationSrinagar
Geographic coordinates34°05′54″N 74°48′33″E / 34.098352°N 74.809180°E / 34.098352; 74.809180
Architecture
Architectural typeMosque
Specifications
Capacity33,333
Length120 metres (390 ft)
Width120 metres (390 ft)