Sunday, November 25, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Can some one read the Arabic text that I noticed on top side of one of the Mehrab? Do let us know what it says.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Latticed windows are on all outer walls including the rear side & Oriel windows are seen on the main entrance and south wall.
Jharokha windows are supported by four sculptured brackets and even the stones inside bracket space are ornamented with floral designs.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
1. East Pavilion 2. South Pavilion 3. Special Pavilion
4. Corner Minaret 5. Buttresses 6. Domes 7. Minarets
8. Dargah 9. Courtyard 10. Corridor 11. South Pavilion
The biggest building in Champaner, it encloses an area of 72 Meters by 60 Meters with a huge courtyard, arcaded corridors with 52 pillars, 62 windows with Jali work on the outer walls and 3 entrance pavilions in the center of its east, north and south walls. 33 meter high minarets adorn each side of the main entrance and prayer hall and four minarets at the corners are half its height (one on the front-right side is in broken condition).
There appears to be a second, special entrance pavilion on the north side opening into a section in main prayer hall & separated from it by means of stone Jali – some say it was for the rulers and some consider it to be reserved for ladies.
Lets see the Courtyard, Minarets, the Prayer hall, Domes, Ablution Tank, Jharokhas, Mehrabs, and a lot more ... in my next few posts !
Friday, November 2, 2007
Close to this structure on its south is Sahar Ki Masjid or the City Mosque and on the north some garden structure remains.