Timings : 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Constructed in : 1394 AD
Built by : Sultan Sikandar Shah Kashmiri Shahmiri
Dress Code : Cover your head before entering the mosque
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Jamia Masjid is a 600-year-old mosque in Srinagar, located in the Nowhatta area amidst the bustle of local bazaars. The tranquil mosque is known for its unique architecture, the highlight being the 378 wooden Deodar pillars. The mosque becomes especially crowded on Fridays. The fountain inside the mosque premise is used for ablution or wadu.
Jamia Masjid was built by Sultan Sikandar Shah Kashmiri Shahmiri in 1394, under the orders of Mir Mohammad Hamadani, who was the son of Said-ul-Auliya Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani. Sultan Sikandar's son, Zain-ul-Abidin, later on, extended the Jama Masjid by including turret in the primary structure. The architectural style of the Jamia Masjid is inspired by the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, and also bears similarities to Buddhist pagodas.
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