Rani Rupmati Mosque
Rani Rupmati Mosque Ahmedabad Reviews
Stunning art Feb 02, 2011
Rani Rupmati mosque is very near Lal Darwaja bus station towards the north of the city and near some rather grand school!
Constructed in the fourteenth century by the ruling Sultan, Mehmud Beghara, the mosque was rather rapidly built in just 5 or 10 years. The mosque also serves as the final resting place of the Sultan’s wife Rani Rupmati.
Although the theme of building a monument for your wife was not uncommon amongst the Sultans, the art and architecture really sets this sight apart. The domes at the top are rather large and impressive, the outside of the building is covered with fine carved stone (there are some windows which show the carving of a tree, and the whole thing was constructed from a single block of stone). Apart from the Islamic influence, there is a strong sense of Hindu art in the patterns and styles that prevail through the mosque.
A very worthy visit if you are in Ahmedabad. And apologies for the lack of pictures of this sight - my batteries ran out!!
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