History of Dargah Masjid
Dargah Masjid is known to be built during the period of muslim rule in India. The mosque does not have inscriptions engraved in it but the architectural design and its pattern indicate that it has been probably constructed in the 13th century. It is thought to have been built after the Shahi Masjid and before the Daman Kuh Mihrab.
Architectural Design of Dargah Masjid
The Dargah Masjid is a fine representation of the architectural style of the Sultanate period.
Dargah Masjid has a prayer hall measuring about 6.90 x 5.60 meters. It has been made from used material. A small courtyard as well as a decorated chhatri with four columns adorns the structure of the masjid. The prayer hall built of thick walls has three bays and three aisles. The columns have been made of two superimposed shafts. The high ceiling measures almost 3.50 m. from the floor. The flat slabs of the roof have been kept simple but the lintels have been well decorated. Two square shaped windows in the northern wall of the hall have been decorated with stone screens. The southern wall however, has been kept plain. One of the screens is absent and the other one has been preserved in the hall. The screens divided into smaller squares have been well decorated. The mosque has only one mihrab that is square in shape and is adorned with three lobed ogee arches. This pattern of the mihrab resembles the Shahi Masjid in Rajasthan. It is simple in design and has a plain border with no inscriptions.
The Dargah Masjid has been further embellished with rosette in its centre and also on the spandrels of the arch. The qibla wall has been made with small niches to hold lamps. The mosque does not have any inscriptions. A small chatri tomb located on the eastern side of the mosque stands on a plinth measuring 80 cms in height. It differs in its architectural pattern from the mosque. Its fine looking columns exemplify the architectural beauty of the ancient period. The shafts have been divided into three parts. They are of cylindrical shape at the bottom and octagonal in the centre. The upper portion is sixteen sided and collar beneath the capitals have been exclusively designed. The chatri of this mosque has been well maintained and its original designs have been preserved.
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