Jama Masjid in Bharuch
Bharuch has around 57%
muslims. Thus a good number of mosques can be found in Bharuch, out of
which Jama Masjid is prominent and famous due to its rich ancestral
historical background. This mosque is located at the base of Bharuch
Fort. Thus this is a place of double delight for tourists.
This masjid has a covered courtyard, which is very exceptional in Indian mosques. Due to this a lot of people assume it to be a fort. This mosque has temple materials largely but the planning and construction was undertaken considering mosque principles. The mosque has a sanctuary on its west and it comprises of a courtyard along with gateways on the rest sides.
The sanctuary on its west had 48 pillars and all of them had bracket pattern. The sanctuary roof comprises of beams that were supporting three large domes and ten smaller domes. The actual construction is done by local artisans who had assumedly never seen a mosque before. However there must have been certain amount of guidance from Muslim heads.
History of Jama Masjid in BharuchThis Masjid was
constructed during 14th century from Jain temple and was reconstructed
to a mosque. The Jama Masjid was primarily the palace of Ranakdevi but
was transformed to a mosque by Sultan Muhammad Begda. This was done by
him when he won the princes of Saurashtra.
Things to do around Jama Masjid in BharuchBharuch fort s
located at the hilltop of the base where this Masjid is. This fort holds
good historical value and is worth visiting once. Also Narmada river is
located near to this mosque.
Hotels to stay around Jama Masjid in BharuchHotel Shalimar
Phone no: 02642 240 482
Hotel President Bharuch
Address:Heera Panna Complex, Opposite Railway Station, Bharuch West
Phone no: 02642 251 586
Address:opp railway station,behind dadabhai garden,
Phone no: 02642 220 175
Hotel Sethna Plaza Annexe
Address:Station Rd, Moficer Jin Compound
Phone no: 02642 244 407
Address:Station Rd, Pruthvi Trade Centre, Moficer Jin Compound
Phone no: 099 78 104503
Hotel Crown Palace
Address:Moficer Jin Compound
Reach Jama Masjid in BharuchHere is the address of Jama Masjid in Bharuch:
Railway Station Rd,
Near Ankleshwar Central Bus Depot,
Ankleshwar West, Bharuch 393001