Lucknow is called the “City of Nawabs” and for me that is the “City of magnificent monuments”.One of the magnificent buildings amongst others in Lucknow is the well-known “Jama Masjid” or “Jami Masjid” This mosque was constructed within the 14th century by Sultan Ahmed Shah. The title of this construction implies that this constructing was constructed with the aim of congregation for prayers on Friday afternoon. The Muslim inhabitants in Lucknow collect right here throughout all festive events, comparable to Bakri Id & Id-Ul-Fitr. Your entire constructing is constructed with yellow stone. The construction has a lovely mixture of Hindu & Muslim architectural kinds. The construction consists of 15 arch kind domes that are supported by 260 pillars at totally different heights from floor stage. The pillars have lovely carvings that are impressed by Hindu and Jain tradition. There’s a big courtyard and the tomb of sultan Ahmed Shah lies on the japanese entrance.
Whereas this mosque was inbuilt 1842, the sultan needed to start prayers right here. Controversy arose since a part of the land on which the mosque was constructed belonged to Naeem Khan whom the sultan had not paid for buying his land. When the Sultan summoned at his service Shia chief priest Sultan-Ul-Ulema to start prayers, he refused to supply prayers, the reason is the land on which the mosque was constructed was disputed. In keeping with Shia legal guidelines a mosque shouldn’t be constructed on a disputed land and prayers might be solely provided when the dispute is resolved. The sultan then resolved the problem with Naeem Khan after which prayers had been provided on the mosque. The primary prayers had been provided on this mosque on a Friday of 1942. The sultan dominated for a short interval of 5 years and died on the age of sixty eight. Earlier than he expired he made provision of ten lakh rupees together with his begum Malka Jahan for finishing the mission. Despite the funding the mosque was not absolutely accomplished and that is seen clearly from the 2 partly constructed minarets on the western model. This masjid was protected with a walled boundary which finally was destroyed through the wrestle with British within the 18th century.
One can go to this place by reserving a rented cab in Lucknow for extra journey consolation. This constructing is positioned on the centre of previous Lucknow metropolis. Do not miss to take your digital camera with you to seize all moments with this magnificent constructing on the background.Completely satisfied sightseeing!