(Last Updated on : 22/11/2016)
of Uttar Pradesh
is located in the northern part of India. It is the most populous state in the Republic of India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. This state has varied topography, vibrant culture, monuments
, etc. They have not only beautified this state but have also helped Uttar Pradesh rank first in domestic tourist arrivals. Mosques of Uttar Pradesh are no exception in this regard. They also have the potential to catch the attention of tourists visiting this state.
or Atala Mosque is located in Jaunpur district
. This mosque dates back to 15th-century. Sultan Ibrahim
(1402-1436) is credited with the establishment of this mosque. This mosque is a fine representation of Islamic
or Sharqi architecture
. Construction of this mosque began in 1377 and was completed in 1408. There is also a madarsa named Madarsa Din Dunia in the central courtyard of the mosque.
Humanyun Mosque is housed in the village
of Kachhpura in Agra
on the left bank of River Yamuna
This mosque is known to have been constructed in 1530, when Humayun
ascended the throne. Humanyun Mosque is a Panchmukhi (five-arched) structure made of brick and mortar.
Chaukhamba Mosque is located in Varanasi
. Chau stands for four and Khamba means pillar. The mosque derived its name from its four low massive pillars towards its north eastern extremity. This 14th-century mosque serves as a pilgrimage site for the Muslim
s. This mosque is known be constructed during the reign of Feroz Shah Tughlaq
Great Mosque is housed in the historic place called Budaun
. This mosque was constructed by Iltutmish
, the then ruler of Delhi Sultanate
. This mosque is a fine representation of Persian and Afghan architecture. This mosque is the third oldest existing and second largest mosque of India, after Delhi's Jama Masjid
Nagina Masjid is situated in Agra Fort
. Mughal Emperor
, Shah Jahan
is credited with the establishment of this mosque. This mosque is also known by the other name of Gem Mosque or the Jewel Mosque.
This mosque has been made using pure white marble
. The noteworthy aspects of this mosque are its three majestic domes and arches.
Gyanvapi Mosque is situated in Varanasi. This mosque was erected in 1664 CE. Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb
is credited with the establishment of this mosque.
Other Mosques in Uttar Pradesh
Jama Masjid, Babri Masjid, Lal Darwaza Masjid, Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid
, Raja Mosque of Nanpara and Sir Syed Masjid are some of the other Mosques in Uttar Pradesh.