Mystical mosque with massive open courtyard
- Gandhi Road, Bhadra
- Daily 6am – 9pm
Oasis of calm
Its discreet entrance is almost hidden in the clamour of street vendors and stalls, but step inside and you enter a different dimension, one of immense calm and serenity. The wide open courtyard is laid with cool white marble, an impressive empty space that envelops around the huge prayer hall of yellow sandstone. Shaped like a sacred forest of symmetrical columns, supporting 15 large domes, commanding contemplation from anyone who steps inside. Sadly the minarets of this architectural marvel are missing, destroyed in the 1819 earthquake...
The heart of the city
One of the largest ever built, the mosque was and still is the religious heart of the great Gujarat Sultanate, situated right in the middle of the axis that runs from the Bhadra Square to the Teen Darwaza gate. An ingenious design, where every single stone has a meaning. The mosque is a unique example of Hindu-Islamic architecture and prominent reminder of the remarkable harmonious coexistence of the two main religions in the city of Ahmedabad.
Jama mosque is a different world on Fridays, when thousands of people gather here for prayers. It is the city’s principal mosque, and an important meeting place for the Muslim community. Out of courtesy, please avoid visiting during prayer time which is five times a day: 6am, 1pm, 5pm, 6.30 pm, 8pm.