The Shah Jahan Mosque (12 images)

The Shah Jahan Mosque was built in 1647 in Thatha City, some 100 km from Karachi.

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Shah Jahan (means King of the World) was a Mughal emperor and is the same guy who is responsible for Taj Mahal.

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This is a beautiful mosque and a piece of art:

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The mosque has corridors and about 100 small domes distributed in such a way that when the sermon is delivered, the voice is carried, amplified in the domes repeatedly and the entire mosque can hear it with any loud speakers:

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The main prayer hall inside the mosque. you can see people praying:

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Now a days it is equipped with loud speakers (strange, defeats the purpose of this very scientific architecture):

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The art work is intricate and mind blowing. just beautiful:

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A close up:

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Something which has survived for centuries is deteriorating due to neglect (although I saw renovation being done):

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The worst case:

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All photos taken by me. To prove that I was there, in the middle, with my friends:

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I hope you enjoy this beauty. Thanks for the patience.

 

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13 comments on “The Shah Jahan Mosque (12 images)
  1. Joe says:

    Beautiful Mosque and amazingly old πŸ™‚

  2. Stunning colors and patterns. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Beautiful craftsmanship in the building, your photographs capture it well.
    (Does the stripey bit play havoc with ones eyes? I can imagine it must be striking when the full sun is on it,.)

  4. some great tiles there

  5. Vicki says:

    Such beautiful details and tiling.
    How lucky you were to see it all.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Dr_IQ says:

    Thanks Vicki. There are many historical buildings (mosques, tombs etc), from the Mughal era, spread throughout Pakistan.

  7. Meanderer says:

    The colours, patterns, and symmetry are amazing and wonderful. So intricate and detailed. It must be wonderful to see it all close-up.

    • Dr_IQ says:

      Thanks for the comment. It is definitely very interesting, educative and informative to visit such a beautiful place. But then we may be used to seeing such places and do not feel that excited.

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