Jama Masjid, Srinagar

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Jamia Masjid
Basic information
Location Srinagar
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
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 shah kashmiri shahmiri in 1394 AD Later, the son of Sultan Sikandar, Zain-ul-Abidin got the mosque extended the masurement of masjid is 381 ft by 384 ft built in area of 1,46,000 sqf The attractions of the Jama Masjid with is unique architecture,has mejistic courtyard and 378 wooden Deodar pillars supporting wooden ceiling with 346 pillars of 21 feet in height and 5 feet in girth and 32 pillars with 48 feet in height and 6 feet in girth. Another feature of the mosque is the peace and tranquility inside it, standing out against the hustle of the old bazaars around it.The masjid has a fountain also measurement of 33 feet by 34 feet which is also used for wadu (ablution) Thousands of Muslims assemble at the mosque every Friday to offer their prayers. This Jama Masjid of Kashmir, 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.