Jami' Masjid of Chanderi
Chanderi, India
The Jami' Masjid of Chanderi dates to the 15th century and is the only mosque in Chanderi that retains its original medieval form. Based on the skillful use of building technique and ornament, it is likely this mosque dates to 1450/853 AH or later. An entrance porch on the east facade leads to a square court (31.42 x 24.38 m) with arcades on the north and south sides, and the prayer hall (37.49 x 11.73 m) at the west end topped by three white marble domes. The arcade on the east side is no longer extant. The prayer hall opens onto the court with eleven arched openings, and the northern and southern arcades with nine. The prayer hall qibla wall has 13 niches. Like other monuments in Chanderi, particularly the Shahzadi-ka Rawza, the mosque is notable for its carved serpent brackets.

Sources:

Archaeological Society of India, Bhopal Circle. "Jama Masjid." Accessed May 22, 2014. http://www.asibhopal.nic.in/monument/ashoknagar_chanderi_jamamasjid.html#.

Merklinger, Elizabeth Schotten. Sultanate architecture of pre-Mughal India, 104-106. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 2005.

Mitra, Swati. Chanderi travel guide, 27-30. New Delhi: Eicher Goodearth Pvt. Ltd., 2010.
Location
Major District Road 19, Chanderi, India
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Events
15th century
Style Periods
Dimensions
courtyard: 31.42 x 24.38 m; sanctuary: 37.49 x 11.73 m
Variant Names
Jami' Masjid of Chanderi
Jami' Mosque
Alternate
Friday Mosque
Translated
Jama Masjid
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Building Usages
mosque
religious
Materials/Techniques
stone