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Jama Masjid, Srirangapatna

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  • This mosque is built on a old Hindu temple and you can see clearly from the pillars!! Not a must see place, but you can visit as it is very near to bus stand. 
  • Looked claen and well maintained from the outside you pass by this on the way to and from the temple complex 
  • Again it is a clean and tidy place. Well maintained. Visible from the main road itself due to its towering presence. Nice architecture. Tall Minars. Quiet and calm place. A silent relic of Tipu Sultan...  more »
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  • Holy masjid. Very old one. Pleasant place. Worth watching place. It just besides the road. Jama Masjid, popularly known as Masjid-e-Ala, is a 'must visit' site located in Srirangapatna. This mosque was constructed by Tipu Sultan in the year 1784 after he claimed Mysore. It is also believed that Tipu Sultan performed the first imamath himself in this mosque.This monument is considered as one of the favourite spots of Tipu Sultan. A two storied masjid, it has a rare small dome of white colour, along with predominant towers and two minarets. The masjid also has a ticktocking clock that is said to be 97 years old and still working. On the western side, the verandah covers the prayer hall of this mosque with a 'Mihrab'. With an open court in the front, the masjid stands upon an elevated basement. Domes are placed on the two octagonal minarets that are lined with pigeon-holes. A spectacular aerial view of the surrounding areas can be enjoyed from the top of the minarets, which can be reached after a climb of 200 steps. It is said that Late Abdul Hafeez Junaidi was the only imam at the masjid and had been praying since 50 years. Tourists can see an inscription that has ninety-nine names of Allah imprinted. A madrasa, a religious institution, is located within the premises of the mosque.
  • Great Masjid-E-Ala or Jama Masjid is a two storeyed mosque that was built by Tipu Sultan. Situated near the Bangalore Gate of the fort built by Tipu Sultan, the mosque has an inscription mentioning the 99 names of Allah. In the mosque are also housed records that date its construction by Tipu in 1787 AD. First imamath at the mosque was performed by Tipu Sultan himself. A spacious prayer hall with the 'Mihrab' on the west is covered by a verandah. The mosque stands on a high basement with an open court in the open court in the front. Two octagonal minarets with pigeon-holes are surmounted by domes. By climbing 200 steps, the top of the minarets can be reached to avail an aerial view of the destination. In the mosque is also located a religious school known as the Madrasa. A clock that has been showing the time since 97 years is also located within the mosque. Painted white, it is known to be Tipu’s favourite mosque.
  • Amazing creation and nice ancient touch.Tippus favourite masjid....
  • To admire this magnificent structure you need to visit inside. Everybody is welcome as long as they adhere to hijab. If you visit Mysore, ensure you pray here. It is a must, do pray in this mosque
  • We can see the architecture of the mousque and it was named as masjid e aala and it was built by Hazrat Tipu Sultan