Jama Masjid, Srinagar

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Jamia Masjid
Basic information
Location Srinagar
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Specifications
Capacity 33,333
Length 120 metres (390 ft)
Width 120 metres (390 ft)

Jama Masjid Mosque is a mosque in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir. The Jama Masjid of Srinagar is at Nowhatta, in the middle of the old city. It was built by Sultan Sikandar in 1400 AD. Later, the son of Sultan Sikandar, Zain-ul-Abidin got the mosque extended. The attractions of the Jama Masjid of Srinagar, Kashmir include Indo-Saracenic architecture, a magnificent courtyard and 370 wooden pillars. Another feature of the mosque is the peace and tranquility inside it, standing out against the hustle of the old bazaars around it. Thousands of Muslims assemble at the mosque every Friday to offer their prayers. This Jama Masjid of Kashmir, India has seen a number of destructions till date. It got ruined thrice in fire and was reconstructed every time. The last restoration was carried out during the reign of Maharaja Pratap Singh.