Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Jama Masjid, Srinagar

One of the most active mosques in Srinagar, the Jama Masjid can accommodate over 30,000 people at prayer-time. Built in 1400 AD, it has elements of Indo-Saracenic architecture and a well-kept courtyard that must look quite pleasant in spring & summer. My favorite part was its interior, with 370 smooth wooden columns, delicately towering up to the high wooden ceiling. Natural light emanating from the large pointed arched windows illuminated the wood grains on the columns as well as the carpeted floor.

1 comment:

P.N. Subramanian said...

It is said to be the pride of Srinagar.