Moorish Mosque, Jalandhar, Punjab - An Islamic mosque


Located at Kapurthala near Jalandhar, Moorish Islamic mosque was built by a French architect on the order of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh. The mosque took 13 years to get complete and was inaugurated in 1930 by the Maharaja. The mosque is aesthetically built in Moorish style of architecture and resembles the Qutbya Mosque of Morocco. The inner dome of the mosque has been designed by the artisans of the Mayo School of Art in Lahore and a small wooden statue of it is installed at the entrance of Lahore Museum. The Moorish Mosque is designated as a National Monument by the Archaeological Survey of India and is a popular tourist attraction.

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