Saturday 17 May 2014

Moti Masjid

 Moti Masjid

Moti Masjid is also called the Pear Mosque or the Mosque of Pearls.It is situated in the heart of Bhopal. 

The city of Bhopal is often called the City of Mosques due to the presence of a number of historical mosques and monuments within its walls. One such mosque, relatively smaller in size but not less important is the Moti Masjid. Built by Sikander Begum in the year 1860.
The beautiful Moti Masjid is an important historical landmark of the in Bhopal. Behind the history of Moti Masjid lies the history of one of the most significant characters in the history of Muslim women in India, Sikander Begum. Being a relatively liberated and progressive woman compared to the time in which she lived, Sikander Begum had built roads, bridges and a number of graceful and elegant monuments such as the Moti Masjid in Bhopal . 
The mosque has two dark red towers with golden spikes. The architecture of the Moti masjid resembles the Jama Masjid in Delhi. 

Address : Lakherapura, Peer Gate Area, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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