Ahmedabad – Part VIII: Rani Sipri’s Mosque and Tomb

This small mosque is also known as Masjid-e-Nagira (Jewel of a Mosque) due to its graceful construction. The mosque is named after the Hindu queen of Sultan Mahmud Begada, Rani Sipri. The queen commissioned this mosque in 1514 AD when her husband executed their son for some minor misdemeanour. After her death, the queen was buried in this mosque. This mosque is remarkable with delicately carved minarets (which survived many earthquakes) and domed tomb with fine jaali screens (lattice windows).

Rani Sipri’s Mosque
Rani Sipri’s Mosque
Rani Sipri’s Mosque - interior view
Rani Sipri’s Mosque – interior view
An intricately carved pillar - details
An intricately carved pillar – details
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
View from back side of the mosque
View from back side of the mosque
Rani Sipri’s Tomb
Rani Sipri’s Tomb
Rani Sipri’s Tomb
Rani Sipri’s Tomb
Jaali work on the tomb
Jaali work on the tomb
Jaali work on the tomb
Jaali work on the tomb
Architectural details of the tomb
Architectural details of the tomb
Architectural details of the tomb
Architectural details of the tomb
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31 thoughts on “Ahmedabad – Part VIII: Rani Sipri’s Mosque and Tomb”

      1. So much in history people don’t see in the everyday. It is always there around us though in everything we do

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