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Jama Masjid Champaner
Jama masjid, which means public mosque champaner, is located in Champaner, Gujarat in the western part of India. It is one of the 114 monuments that are registered by Baroda Heritage Trust.
Construction of this mosque id one in 1513, and it is one of the notable monuments that are built by Sultan Mohammad Begada. There is a rich history behind this mosque, and is one of the beautiful mosques located in the town.
Champaner is a historical city located in Gujarat, which is located in Panchamal district around 47 kms around from Vadodara, which is a brief capital of Gujarat. This city Champaner was found by Vanraj Chavda who is the most prominent king of Chavda dynasty, in the 8th century. The name of the city came from a friend of this king known as champa, also known as chaparral. The king of the chavda dynasty named the city after his friend’s name.
This mosque Jama masjid has a blend of both Hindu and Muslim architecture in it, and it is considered one of the finest mosques in the western part of India The ornaments and the surface area of the mosque consists of diamonds, sun, pots and vines, the architects who built this mosque have got their skill from their forefathers and the architects have done the architecture beautifully in the mosque. The mosque has three long mural plagues, one on the top and the other two on the sides with the carvings of Koran on it. The building which is mosque is constructed is a two storied building, with Hindu and Islamic decoration in it. It has the rectangular entrance in the east and a portico which has a large dome built over the podium. The steps of the mosque are on the two sides that are both northern and southern sides there are steps which lead to the mosque. There are long minarets in the entrance of the mosque. A typical Guajarati style of architecture is seen in mosque and the architecture in the mosque is similar to that of the many monuments in the Gujarat. The architects have taken all the measures to build a mosque that has a Guajarati style of architecture in it. There is multiple prayer halls present in mosque with almost 200 pillars in it. The main prayer hall consists of 11 domes in it, with the central dome having a double storied structure in it. The prayer hall of the ruler hall is separated from all other prayer halls in the mosque. The interiors of the mosque are designed beautifully and the architecture of the mosque is appreciated by everyone who visits this place.
Climate here in champaner will be moderate all throughout the year, that is not too hot or too cold, but during mid summers the temperature may increase and the town experiences high temperatures during summers. Winters are usually cold and the temperature is normal that is not too cold.
How to Reach There
This site is 47 kms away from vadodara, which is a key town Gujarat and is easily accessible to all the means of transport. There are many buses, taxis available from Vadodara and one wishes to reach this place he can reach Vadodara and from there is easy for him to reach this wonderful place. This place should be visited and the mosque is visited by many of the tourists every year for its beauty and architectural value. As it is easy to reach there it is a must visit place.