A rose-ringed parakeet is perched on an ancient pillar of Jami Mosque, Khambhat, India
It almost appears that this kitten is guarding a tomb at Jami Mosque, Khambhat, India
On the south side of the Jami Mosque, Khambhat, India is a square domed tomb, built of marble, where ‘Umar bin Ahmad Gazruni (d.1333) is buried. Various verses of a religious Islamic text are engraved on the four sides of the tomb.
This image shows the delicately carved end panel of the grave.
In the southern part of the Jami Mosque, Khambhat, India there is a colonnaded hall in a square shape but with a circular inner court where the tomb of Umar bin Ahmad al-Kazaruni, who died in 1333, is located. In addition, there are many smaller tombs of the 14th and 15th centuries.
A young boy hurriedly walks past the ancient pillars of Jami Mosque, Khambhat, India
Carved dome on pillars reflects the majestic architecture of Jami Mosque built in 1325 in Khambhat, India
Another example of artistically designed windows at Jami Mosque, Khambhat, India
The domes of Jami Mosque, Khambhat, India have latticed windows made in the typical architectural style of Gujarat. Not only do the windows let in light, but they also provide an artistic feature of architecture.
A carved arch at Jami Mosque in Khambhat, India seems to be supported by curved pillars
The domes in Jami Mosque, Khambhat, India are beautifully carved. Though faded and eroded by time, their beauty is still evident.
Jami Mosque is a mosque in Khambhat, Gujarat, India, built in 1325. It is one of the oldest Islamic monuments in Gujarat. The mosque’s interior has colonnaded open courtyard built with 100 columns. The mosque’s architecture marks the evolution of the Indo-Islamic architecture and it’s features do not display any minarets.
Due to the influence of Muslim rulers in the early history of Khambhat, India, there are quite a few mosques including this colorful one.
Older buildings in Khambhat, India tended to be very close to one another and walkways between the structures were quite narrow. The walkways were meant for only pedestrians and never anticipated vehicles.
Khambhat, in east-central Gujarat state, west-central India, lies at the head of the Gulf of Khambhat (Cambay) and the mouth of the Mahi River.
The town was mentioned in 1293 by the Venetian traveler Marco Polo, who referred to it as a busy port. It was still a prosperous port in the late 15th century, when Muslims controlled Gujarat. As the gulf silted up, however, the port became insignificant. The town was the capital of the princely state of Cambay, which was incorporated into Kaira (later Kheda) district in 1949.
There are several structures from the past, including this building, that display architecture from that era.