Moorish Mosque

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The Moorish Mosque, Kapurthala, is a spectacular mosque built by Maharaja Jagatjit Singh who was the last ruler of Kapurthala state. It took over 13 years for construction of this mosque which got completed in the year 1930. It is a fine example of the Moorish architecture and one of the few monuments with Moorish architecture in the region.

The Moorish Mosque is a testimony to the secular credentials of Kapurthala. It is a replica of the Grand Qutbia Mosque at Marakesh, Morocco. Maharaja Jagatjit Singh hired a French architect Monsieur M Manteaux to complete this mosque. It has an imposing structure and is a striking addition to the city of Kapurthala. The artists of Mayo School of Art had decorated the inner domes of this mosque at the time of its construction.

The Moorish Mosque is an important place of worship for the Muslim community. A number of devotees from near and far pay a visit to this mosque every year and seek divine blessings. At the time of most festivals it bears a colorful look as fancy lights add a plethora of colors to this beautiful mosque, which is a National Monument under the Archeological Survey of India.

Apart from the devotees, a large number of tourists visit this place as well. The grand structure of the mosque and its splendid architecture attract visitors from all corners of the country and from foreign destinations as well. This place is a must visit for all those who adore the splendid architecture of past.

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