Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad

About Mecca Masjid Information-Hyderabad

The stone-built mosque called as Mecca Masjid known for its architecture, size and royal splendours is one of the jewels of the city.

Mecca Masjid is a magnificent building with a main hall that is 75 feet high, 220 feet wide and 180 feet long. It can accommodate about ten thousand worshippers at a single go. Fifteen graceful arches support the roof of the main hall, five on each of the three sides. A wall rises on the fourth side to provide mehrab. There are three arched façades that are said to be carved from a single piece of granite, which took about five years to mine.

As you enter the main gateway, you come across a huge complex and a beautiful man-made pond. On the edge of this pond there are two benches made of stone and slab. It is believed that whoever sits on them returns to sit on them again. The minarets of the Masjid, made of many arch-shaped windows around them on top, are so beautiful to see. There is also a sacred room within the compound where the hair of Prophet Mohammed is placed. The floral motifs over the arches, which resemble to the ones found in Charminar and Golconda Fort, are not to be missed. As you stroll around in mosque, the beautiful arches, the carvings on minarets, the balconies and the tall minarets spellbind you in its glory and sanctity.

As you enter the courtyard of the mosque, towards the left side, there is an impressive building, which has the graves of the Asaf Jahi rulers and their families. All these graves are made of marble. This spectacular shrine is considered as one of the heritage monuments.

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