Grand Jamia Mosque in Pakistan
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Grand Jamia Mosque:Grand Jamia Mosque is a mosque located in Bahria Town, Lahore, Pakistan which is the biggest mosque in the country by covered prayer facility and is 7th largest mosque in the World. The main hall of the mosque can accommodate 25,000 worshippers and it has a complete capacity of 70,000.
Pakistan’s third largest mosque:The development of Pakistan's third biggest mosque has been finished at an expense of over Rs 100 crore and opened for the general population here.
The "Bharia Town Jamia Masjid" is the third biggest mosque in Pakistan after Badshahi Masjid and Faisal Masjid.
Architectural Layout of the Mosque:It has 21 domes and four 165 feet high minarets. These particulars make it the biggest mosque in Pakistan as far as secured region. A significant part of the structure has been planned by Nayyar Ali Dada. It highlights marbled floors; customized crystal fixtures and its resplendent corridors have been beautified with 4,000,000 mosaic tiles.
Architecture Design Inspiration:Chairman Bahria Town Malik Raiz Hussain visited Malaysia with his wife where he got inspiration from Mahatir Mohammad Mosque to build such a beautiful and biggest mosque in Pakistan. Magnificent interior is inspired from fusion of traditional Islamic architecture and Pakistani culture.
Paradise Garden Design Courtyard:Courtyard is inspired from Badshahi mosque Lahore. Its design was inspired by Islamic, Persian, Central Asian and Indian influences. Like the character of its founder, the Mosque is bold, vast and majestic in its expression. Courtyard has been designed in the typical “Charbagh” style, which is a Persian-style garden layout seen in many great mosques of the Sub-Continent.
Architecture of The Veil:Islamic architecture is often referred to as the architecture of the veil and the Grand Jamia Mosque is demonstration to this reality. What seems like a simple yet elegant structure from the outside, transforms into a mystical journey of Islamic art and tranquility that absorbs the beholder deep into its beauty & serenity.
The exceptional blend of calligraphy, geometrical forms and floral decoration along with large-scale Kashi Kari creates an ambiance like none other. Kashi Kari is a Persian mosaic art that involves ceramic assortments on tiles in geometrical shapes and patterns. The finest craftsmen from Multan, Lahore and Hala were chosen for the tile-work.
Conclusions:Somehow building succeeded in this task but also prevailing in detail architecture work which should be kept in mind while designing Islamic architecture. Mosque have massive structure which initially attract the visitor. When visitor enter in its courtyard and ablution area give grandness effect in architecture while walking toward main prayer hall and Islamic academy. Over all compering to contemporary mosque in Pakistan and Asia this mosque is more appealing which make this mosque one of best contemporary architecture in this region.
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