Khanqah-e-Moula is a mosque housed in the Old City of Srinagar on the right bank of the River Jhelum between the Fateh Kadal and Zaina Kadal bridges. The construction of this church was completed in 1395 AD and this church was rebuilt in 1732 AD. This mosque is regarded as one of the oldest mosques in the Kashmir Valley. This mosque is also known by the other name of Khanqah.
Aali Masjid is located in the district of Srinagar. The construction of this mosque was completed in 1471 A.D. Aali Masjid has the distinction of being the second largest mosque in the Kashmir Valley, after the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.
Jamia Masjid is regarded as one of the most holy and beautiful monuments of Jammu and Kashmir. This Masjid was commissioned by Sultan Sikandar in the year 1385. This Masjid is a fine representation of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Jamia Masjid is now known as the Jama Masjid. During a single congregational prayer, this mosque can accommodate more than 33,000 people.
The old city of Srinagar serves as a home to Pathar Masjid. This Masjid is situated on the left bank of the River Jhelum. The local name of this mosque is Naev Masheed. This mosque belongs to the period of Mughal rule in India. Mughal Empress, Noor Jahan (the wife of Emperor, Jahangir) is credited with the establishment of this mosque. Pathar Masjid is different from other mosques in the Kashmir Valley. This is because it does not have the traditional pyramidal roof. Another distinctive feature of this mosque is the nine mehraabs (arches), with the central one being larger than the others.
Hazratbal Mosque is housed on the banks of the famous Dal Lake. Hazrat stands for ‘Holy’ in Arabic and ‘Bal’ stands for place in Kashmiri. It is recognized as the holiest of all shrines in Kashmir.
(Last Updated on : 22-11-2016)
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