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Mosques
IN JAUNPUR…
 Jaunpur is a city in Uttar
Pradesh which is known
for its mosques.
 The famous mosque of
Jaunpur are
1:Atala Mosque.
2:Jama Mosque(jami
Mosque or Bari Mosque.
3:Laldarwaja Mosque etc .
 Jaunpur was a province
of Delhi sultanate
located just 58 km. south
east of the varanasi.
 The city of jaunpur was
established by Firoj
shah of Tugalak dynasty.
 With Sharqis in
Jaunpur the
militaristic style of
architecture
flourished
 Central
pylons,Buttresses,
Pointed Arches
 Pillared
halls,Jalis,Hindu
style of
decorations
Characteristics of architecture
in Jaunpur
1. ATALA Mosque
• The Jaunpur‘s Atala Mosque was
built by Sultan Ibrahim (1401-
1440), Sharqi Sultan of Jaunpur
foundations laid during the
reign of Tughluqk Sultan Firuoz
Shah III (1351-1388).
• Though the emergence of this
mosque dates back to 1377 A.D.,
the construction work was
completed in the year 1408
1. Atala name is derived from
atala devi temple.

2.The Mosque was built on
foundation of the temple.
3.Later the temple was
discarded to make way for
the mosque.


Atala
Mosque
Plan of Atala
Mosque.
A: East enterance.
B: Centeral liwan.
C:Prayer hall.
D:south liwan.
E:ceiling of miharab.
F:North liwan.

Atala Mosque
Facade of
Eastern
entrance of
atala Mosque.
Atala
Mosque.
Central liwan
of Atala
Mosque.
Atala
Mosque.
Prayer hall
of Atala
mosque.
Atala
Mosque.
South liwan of
Atala Mosque.
Atala
Mosque.
1:Celling of
Meharab.



2:Meharab.
Atala
Mosque.
Facade of
North liwan
of Atala
Mosque.
•Pillared hall on
the first floor over
side arcade, Atala
Mosque.
.This pillared hall
shows a close
relation to hindu
architecture of
that time

CENTRAL PYLON
•The central
pylon carries the
militaristic style
of architecture.
•This style is
familiar with the
monuments of
delhi sultanate
WORSHIP SPACE
A devotee
praying in central
courtyard, Atala
Mosque. In
background sign-
board of Madarsa
Din Dunia is
visible.

PISHTAQ
Details of
the central
pishtaq and
side
pishtaq,
Atala
Mosque

Main arcade facade, Atala Mosque

Two floored
exterior facade on
the south, Atala
Mosque
The chief feature of
Atala Mosque is that
in spite of being a
mosque and that
too, built by the
Muslims rulers, the
Mosque shows a lot
of influences of
Hindu architecture.
DECORATIVE WORK
•JALI around the
window
•Jali was inspiration of
hindu Architecture.
•Jali architecturally
presents multi faceted
solutions to climatic
implications
•It allows wind as well
light to the internal
spaces without
interfering with privacy.
2. JAMA
Mosque
•The Jami Mosque,
Jaunpur (also known
as the 'Bari
Mosque') was built in
the year 1470, under
the last ruler of the
Sharqi Dynasty,
named Hussain
Shah.
•Jami Mosque,
Jaunpur bear a great
deal of resemblance
with those mosques
that were built
during the reign of
Firoz Shah Tughlaq
of the Tughlaq
Dynasty of Delhi
Sultanate.

Jama Mosque.
 Plan of jama Mosque.
Pictures of jama Mosque.
Pictures of jama Mosque.
JAMA
Mosque
Side view
of the
entrance
MAIN FAÇADE,
JAMA Mosque
•The double arched, pylon-
shaped gate at the entrance
presents a majestic sight to
the onlookers.
The long steps leading to
the front gate is also good
to view.
•The main portal lies in the
focal point of the facade
and stands about 26 meters
tall and measures nearly 24
meters at the base.
•This was again a
characteristic feature of the
mosques built by the
Sharqis.
INTRICATE
DECORATIONS
•Another attribute of
Jama Mosque at Jaunpur
that any of the other
Holy Places in Jaunpur
will find hard to match,
are the gorgeous
decorations that are
visible on the walls on
the interior and the
exterior portions of the
mosque.

3. LAL DARWAJA
Mosque
•The Lal Darwaza
Mosque in Jaunpur, India
in around 1450 A.D.
•The mosque was built
along with the palace of
Bibi Raja, who was the
Queen of Sultan
Mahmood Sharqi, a ruler
of the Sharqi Dynasty.
•The Lal Darwaza
Mosque, Jaunpur was
formed to serve as a
private mosque of the
Queen.

INTERIOR VIEW
Unlike the Atala
Mosque, Jaunpur, the
Jaunpur Lal Darwaza
Mosque was a much
smaller representation.
However the latter
resembled the former on
many counts.

SCHOOL
Bibi Raja also
established a religious
school in the area
surrounding the Lal
Darwaza in Jaunpur for
all the local Muslim
residents. The school (or
Madrasa) was named
Jamia Hussainia and it
exists till date.

LAL DARWAJA AND ITS FEATURES
•Lal Darwaza Mosque,
Jaunpur got its name
from the fact that the
gateway at the entrance
of the mosque was
painted red in color
from the very beginning
and still remains intact
•The elevation as well as
the talisman on the
ornamental arches of
Lal Darwaza Mosque,
Jaunpur still mesmerizes
the innumerable