It was the fourth day of our stay in Bhopal. We wanted to cover as many places as we could in a very short span of time. So each and every day was filled with newer challenges, new discoveries and lots of traveling. However we never felt tired or gave up as our feet carried us to every beautiful place in Bhopal. The state Madhya Pradesh is a true wonder in itself and the state capital Bhopal is just like an exemplary of the immense natural resources, monuments and historic remains from the past. The Taj-ul-Masajid is one such architecture which initiated development during the reign of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar but came to an end in the year 1985
The history of the construction of the mosque is quite interesting. As Nawab Shah Jahan Begum could not finish the work completely during Bahadur Shah Zafar’s reign, it was taken over by her daughter Sultan Jahan Begum. However the final touch-ups and last work was completed much later. The masajid has three bellied domes and attractive pillar made of marbles surrounding it completely. The courtyard of the mosque is also very large which contains a large tank in the midst.
The exact forms of architecture from the Mughal era are truly depicted in the patterns and style of work done on the masajid. There is a large prayer hall that could accommodate a thousand people at a time. Theceilings are also well designed and different forms of designs are made on the ceiling so as to make them more attractive. Petal designs of different flowers and colorful drawings increase the beauty of the ceiling which makes every visitor fall in love with the skilled artists who performed the masterpieces of arts.
The Taj-ul-masajid is known to be one of the most talked about Muslim ladmark spots in Bhopal. People from all over the country and even from abroad come to Bhopal just to catch a glimpse of the ancestral masajid. The mosque was built for the purpose of commemoration. But nowadays it is one of the top visiting places of Bhopal. The peaceful environment is quite becharming and makes everone fall in love with it.
Follow Geeta Sharma on Quora
A big hello to everyone here... I am 'the' Geeta Sharma, a young, vibrant, and fun-loving girl from Agra. As a kid, tall buildings always inspired me and now as I type, I myself have attained a master’s degree in Architecture and am working on several projects in and around my city. Whenever I feel taxed of my job, I find a way out in the nature, my second habitat for obvious reasons! Meditation, camping, and photography are activities for which Mother Nature inspires me! On my way back, I also make it a point to get my mind and body relaxed at nearby spa centres. That is about me and you will find much more in detail with regular blogs and updates from me. So stay tuned and sit tight for new experiences every day!