December 19, 2012

A mosque and a morning walk

On a pleasant morning we took a Heritage Walk to the Jama Masjid standing tall and grand at the center of the old Ahmedabad city. Built with yellow sandstone in 1400s by Ahmed Shah, it has a huge courtyard and a water tank in the center for praying and rituals. The prayer hall has multiple domes with intricate stone cut work supported by 100s of columns. The other three sides have pillars running across with Arabic writings on them.
As the Sun rises behind the walls of the Masjid, the serenity and beauty of the place calms your soul and warms your heart.

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