(Last Updated on : 25-11-2016)
is located in the western part of India. It has the Great Rann of Kutch
s, historic forts
which beautify this state. These, along with museums
, fauna and flora
, fairs and festivals
and folk arts draw a plethora of tourists to this state. Mosques
of Gujarat are no exception in this regard. They also have the potential to catch the attention of tourists visiting this region.
Kevada Masjid stands in Champaner
in the district of Panchmahal
as part of the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological
Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was consecrated in the 15th century. This mosque is a fine representation of a blend of Hindu
. It is noteworthy because of its mausoleum.
A place called Khambat
serves as a home to Jami Masjid
. This mosque was constructed in 1325 using the ruins of Hindu and Jain
temples. The structure of this mosque is based on Gujarat Sultanate architecture. A person named Umar bin Ahmad al-Kazaruni is recognized as the designer of this mosque. Jami Masjid is one of the oldest Islam
Saiyad Usman Mosque
Saiyad Usman Mosque is a medieval tomb and mosque located in Usmanpura in Ahmedabad
. This mosque is also known by other names of Usmanpura Dargah or Roza or Saiyad Oosman Mausoleum.
The structure of this mosque is based on Indo-Islamic style of architecture.
Shahpur Mosque is a medieval mosque situated near Shahpur Gate in Ahmedabad. This mosque was constructed in 1565 by Shaikh Husain Muhammad Chishti of Shahpur Qazi religious order. This mosque is also known as Shahpur Paththarwali Masjid or Kazi Mohammed Chishti's Mosque.
Ahmed Shahs Mosque
Ahmed Shahs Mosque was established in 1414 by the founder of Ahmedabad namely, Ahmed Shah
I. It is also known as Shahi Jam-e-Masjid or Juni Juma Masjid. This mosque covers an area of about 700 square meters and is regarded as the oldest mosque of Ahmedabad. The Archaeological Survey of India restored this mosque in the year 2011.
Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
is situated in Ahmedabad. This mosque was built in 1573 by Sidi Saeed or Sidi Saiyyed. He is recognized as an Abyssinian in the retinue of Bilal Jhajar Khan.
Malik Isans Mosque
Malik Isans Mosque is a medieval mosque located in Isanpur area of Ahmedabad. This church is a fine representation of Indo-Islamic architecture. The mosque was built by Malik Isan. Malik Isan or Isan Sultani is the founder of the Isanpur suburb of Ahmedabad and was a noble in the court of Mahmud Begada.