Taj-Ul-Masjid, Madhya Pradesh

Taj-ul-masjid of Madhya Pradesh is the second largest mosque in India after the Jama Masjid (Delhi). It is situated in Bhopal, in the central town of India. The construction was stopped in the early 1900s due to lack of funds, which was again started later with the efforts of Maulana Sayed Hashmat Ali Sahab and Allama Mohammad Imran Khan.

Madhya Pradesh is known as the heart of India since it is located in the centre (geographically). Madhya Pradesh is filled with many historical places. Among all the historical places in Madhya Pradesh, like Sanchi, Mandu, Orccha, Ujjain, Jabalpur; Taj-ul-masjid in Bhopal is quite famous.

'Masjid' in Urdu means 'Mosque', hence the name 'Taj-ul-masjid' - 'Crown Among Mosques'. It was on course of the regime of Bahadur Shah Zafar that the mosque was started to be constructed. It was built by Nawab Shah Jahan Begum in 1844, and the construction was halted in 1901. Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India and Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, construction wise, are very popular. Taj-ul-masjid's construction is quite similar to both of the mosques. It is made out of marble with a pink facade dome, has 18 floors with a large courtyard and has four archways and pillars for the main prayer hall.

The Taj-ul-masjid mosque is a magnet for both tourism and pilgrimage. Many devotees, from far and wide, come to this mosque to offer their praying to the almighty. History enthusiasts visit this mosque with the hope of reliving the past and unearth the secrets of the ages.

Timings

Statue of Unity open at 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM - (Friday Closed)

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