November 8, 2009

Masjid E-Ala

The Masjid-e-Ala or Jama Masjid in Srirangapatna is Major tourist attraction in the city and is at a walkable distance from the Srirangapatna bus stop. The mosque is located near the Bangalore Gate of the fort. Tippu Sultan built this masjid in 1784. 


The mosque has tall minarets which seems to touch the sky and the minarets stand on a high platform and has an open court in the front and a covered verandah. The minarets are double storied and octagonal in shape with pigeonholes surmounted by domes that adds to the grandeur of the entire structure. 

Masjid has a huge prayer hall and there are about 200 steps leading to the top of the minarets from where one can have a splendid view of the surrounding area.



16 comments:

  1. What a stunningly beautiful mosque! Your photos are fantastic, as always, Sam! Always enjoy the information your provide as well. It does enhance the photos!

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Thanks Kichu $ Chinnu, no its not a composite image

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  3. Nice photos...the second one's angle is just remarkable!!

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  4. Really beautiful! I like the second shot and its angel :)

    I puplished a similar building today ... but very different in a way :)

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  5. Wow, what a great mosque. No wonder so much tourists want to see this.

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  6. It´s a gorgeous building with a lovely architecture.

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  7. @ foto CHIP
    Thank you, hope i'll have more time on hand when i visit this place next to take a few shot of the interior



    @ Dirkjogt
    Thank you

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  8. A wonderful landmar so beautifully photographed.

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  9. Stunning minarets! Walking up and down them should keep you fit! ;-)

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  10. Hallo my friend :-)

    What exitingand pretty pictures you have bogged lately, amazing beautiful.

    Give me a hot and summer feeling you know :-) Her in Norway we now have
    - 1 g Celsius, the sky is blue at daytime, and a lot of frezt outside :-)

    But hot and good hugs i send to you.

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  11. Beautiful building; very ornate. The sky is great, too!

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  12. Lovely photos of the Mosque. It is a beautiful building.

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  13. Thanks Arija :)

    @LadyFi
    you bet, walking up and down those stairs should keep you fit :)

    Thanks Anne
    Winter is creeping in here too...

    Dimple and Eileen, thanks for your comments

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  14. Great shots you got on your site! Thanks for participating!

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