Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
8 am – 12 Noon , 3Pm to 8 Pm
Mecca Masjid History
The Mecca Masjid is stituated about 200 yards southwest of charminar. It is believed that earth brought from mecca was used to make bricks that went into the construction of its Central Arch. About 8,000 Masons worked 24/7 for 77 years to build the mosque, which is the amont the oldest and the biggest mosques in the country. Mecca Masjid took six years, 6,000 labourers and 1400 oxen to bring the rock that forms the central part of the mosque from its orginal place to its present site. Muhammed Quli Qutub Shah started construction of the mosque in 1617, but it was Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb who completed it in 1694.
Mecca Masjid Architecture
Macca Masjid a granite structure with awe-inspiring craftsmanship, the mosques main hall is 75 feet high, 220 feet wide and 180 feet long. The stanza in stone has 15 graceful arches, five each on three sides, supporting the roof. A sheer wall rises on the fourth side to provide mihrab. Mecca Masjid the mosque, adorned with belgian crystal chandeliers, can accommodate 10,000 worshippers at a time. A room in the courtyard is believed to house a hair of the Islamic Prophet Mohammed (SAWS).
Timings 8 am – 12 Noon , 3Pm to 8 Pm
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Very good monument