Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, houses many structures and monuments of historic significance and architectural brilliance– Bara Imambara, Residency, Roomi Darwaza and Safed Baradari, to name a few. Hidden and camouflaged in the densely inhabited area, the splendid look of the Jama Masjid speaks volumes of architectural finesse bearing hints of the beautiful Turkish architecture.
The magnificent mosque is located in the heart of the city has been constructed with yellow sandstone. Jama Masjid, constructed in the year 1838, has 15 beautifully arched domes supported by 260 intricately carved pillars.
The domes have been exquisitely ornamented, lending the heritage mosque with a majestic look. On your trip to the city of Nawabs, you must plan a visit to this architecural gem which is an epitome of a perfect blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture.
So far, entry into the Jama Masjid was restricted for prayers only. Although, most mosques restrict the entry of non-muslims beyond a point but the Jama Masjid at Lucknow has a sign that says “Non-Namazis are prohibited to enter the mosque.” However, now there is some good news coming your way if you are planning a visit to the city to catch a glimpse of the architectural beauty of the Nawabi era. In the coming times, the monumental mosque may start welcoming the visitors from all faiths to admire its architecture marvel as the Lucknow Administration plans to talk to the respective religious heads on the subject. According to Raj Shekhar, the District Magistrate (DM) of Lucknow, “If tourists are able to view this marvel, they would most likely let others know about it across the world.”
For the moment, LucknowPulse brings you some beautiful photos above to relish the splendour of Jama Masjid, Lucknow.