Monday, 31 December 2012

Jumma Masjid Bangalore, India

Jumma Masjid Bangalore, India

Jumma Masjid Bangalore, India
Completed in 1367, this grand mosque inside the Fort is a delightful monument that is still well-preserved. Resembling the mosque at Cordoba in Spain, the Jumma Masjid covers an area of over 38,000 sq.ft. Five large domes and 250 arches add to the beauty of this mosque, which displays a strong Persian touch in its architecture.

Jumma Masjid was earlier known as Sangian Jamia Masjid. Situated in the busy K.R. Market area, the mosque is renowned for its beautiful architecture. The prayer hall of the Jumma Masjid stands on an elevated ground and stands adorned with soaring, ornate granite pillars. The brick and mortar structure of the masjid has an impressive facade, embellished with elaborate jali-work and floral motifs.

There are magnificent twin minarets inside the masjid that stretch upto the spherical domes above the balconies. These minarets have been ornamented with a graceful assembly of a large number of pigeonholes. A few years back, a delicate pattern, previously concealed under successive layers of white paint, was discovered inside the Jumma Masjid of Bangalore. The festive season sees the minars as well as the entire edifice of the masjid getting beautifully decorated with lights, adding to its beauty.

Hours: Open all days 5:30 am to 10:30 pm

Dedicated to: Mosque

Interesting facts: The oldest mosque of Bengaluru

Nearby Places:

  • Bannerghatta National Park
  • Nandi Hills
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Infant Jesus Church, Bangalore
  • Bangalore Palace
  • Tipu's Palace, Bangalore

How to reach Jumma Masjid:

By Auto: Metered Autos are available for the Masjid. From Shivajinagar Bus Stop, the auto fare would be Rs. 20-40.

By Bus: The closest bus stop to Jumma Masjid is the Shivajinagar Bus Stop; the bus stop is 2 km from the Masjid .

By Taxi
: There are taxis for hire that can take you to the Masjid.

Where to stay:

The Taj West End
23, Race Course Road, Bangalore 560 001
Tel: 080-6660 5660
Fax: 080-6660 5700

The Oberoi
39, MG Road, Bangalore 560 001
Fax: 080-2558 5960

The Leela Palace Kempinski
23, Old Airport Road, Kodihalli, Bangalore 560 008
Tel: 080-2521 1234
Fax: 080-252 17234


Dodapete, Nagarpeth, KR Road
Jumma Masjid Road, Ballapurpet, 
Nagarathpet, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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