Jami Masjid - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Mandu Bus Stand): 0.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less

Transportation Options: Cab / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: Entry fee includes entry to Jama Masjid, Hoshang Shah's Tomb & Ashrafi Mahal.

At a distance of 500 m from Mandu Bus Stand, Jama Masjid or Jami Masjid is an old mosque that belongs to the Central Group or the village Group of Monuments in Mandu. Situated opposite Ashrafi Mahal, it is one of the wonderful and among the most visited Mandu tourist places.

Located in the center of Mandu Bazar and adjacent to Hoshang Shah's Tomb, the mosque is believed to have been built during the reign of Hoshang Shah and completed during the reign of Mahmud Khilji in 1454. The doorway has an inscription written on it which indicates that the mosque was modelled on the mosque of Damascus. The mosque was once a place for thousands of worshipers is now nothing but bears history.

Built-in Mughal style of architecture, the Jami Masjid was conceived on a grand scale. The eastern side is the main entrance of the mosque, which has a domed entrance hall and a wide flight of steps. In addition, there are two entrances, one to the north for the priests and another a private entrance for the ladies. The main doorway also has marble jambs and lintels which are a typical of Hindu structures. The entry via the eastern entrance leads to a large courtyard interspersed with colonnaded verandas on the three sides. The pillared verandas lead to the prayer halls which are covered with pillars with 58 small domes and three large domes. The prayer hall is full of arches. The central altar (called mihrab) is decorated with verses from Quran. The raised pulpit at the center has a miniature pulpit made of marble.

Timings: 8 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Rs. 25 for Indians & Rs. 100 for Foreigners