Bara Sona Masjid
Gaur, India
The Bara Sona Majid (literally, "large golden mosque") was built in 1526/932 AH by Sultan Nusrat Shah (r. ca. 1519–1532/924-938 AH). It is the largest building still standing in Gaur, a ruined city on the border of India and Bangladesh. It sits at the western side of a raised quadrangle, with eleven arched openings facing an entrance gateway and a lake. Gateways to the east and north remain, forming an open entrance courtyard. Forty-four small domes covered the interior, but only those covering a verandah to the front of the building remain. The veranda leads to a prayer hall of three by eleven bays. The mosque is built of brick, faced in plain stone with no carvings.

Sources:

Hasan, Perween. "Gaur." Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press, accessed June 11, 2014, http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T031051.

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Michell, George, and Philip Davies. The Penguin guide to the monuments of India. Vol. 2, 304-305. London, England: Viking, 1989.
Location
Gaur, India
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Events
1526/932 AH
Style Periods
Dimensions
51.2 m x 23.15 m
Variant Names
Bara Sona Masjid
Bara Sona Mosque
Variant
Sona Masjid
Variant
Baro Shona Masjid
Variant
Golden Mosque
Translated
Building Usages
mosque
religious
Materials/Techniques
brick
stone