Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta

Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta

Shah Jahan Mosque
Courtyard of the Shah Jahan Mosque
Basic information
Location Thatta, Pakistan
Affiliation Islam
Province Sindh
District Thatta
Year consecrated 1644
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Mosque
Leadership Shahjahan
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Islamic, Mughal
Completed 1647
Specifications
Dome(s) 101
Materials Red bricks and tiles

The Shah Jahan Mosque is located in Thatta, Sindh province, Pakistan. It was built during the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Architecture 2
  • Images 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The mosque was built in 1647, during the reign of Mughal King Shah Jahan, as a gift to the people of Sindh for their hospitality. It has been on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list since 1993.[1]

Architecture

The mosque is built with red bricks with blue coloured glaze tiles probably imported from the town of Haala, Sindh. It has a total of 93 domes.

It was built keeping acoustics in mind. A person speaking on one end of the dome can be heard from the other end when the speech exceeds 100 decibels.

Images

See also

References

  1. ^ "Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta".  

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Video of the Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta
  • Oriental Architecture - Shah Jahan Mosque