Ahmedabad – Part VII: Rani Rupamati’s Mosque

This mosque was built by Mahmud Begada during 1430-1440 AD. The mosque is named after Rani Rupamati the wife of Sultan Qutubuddin. After the death of Qutubuddin his brother, Mahmud Begada became the sultan and he married Rani Rupamati. The mosque has three domes and slim minarets. These minarets were collapsed during the earthquake of 1819. This is one of the mosques where an attempt was made to combine the arched Islamic and flat Hindu styles. The mosque is remarkable due its richly carved lattice windows and balconies.

Rani Rupamati’s Mosque
Rani Rupamati’s Mosque
Rani Rupamati’s Mosque - main entrance and the pillars
Rani Rupamati’s Mosque – main entrance and the pillars
The qiblah inside the mosque
The qiblah inside the mosque
Pillars inside the mosque
Pillars inside the mosque
Intricately carved balconies
Intricately carved balconies
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
One of the carved windows
One of the carved windows
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
View from back side of the mosque
View from back side of the mosque

Close to the mosque in the same compound, is the tomb of Rani Rupamati and the other queen. These tombs were covered by a large central dome and two side domes.

The tomb of Rani Rupamati and the other queen
The tomb of Rani Rupamati and the other queen
The tomb of Rani Rupamati and the other queen
The tomb of Rani Rupamati and the other queen
Inside view
Inside view
View of the central dome and one of the small domes
View of the central dome and one of the small domes
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