Jumma Masjid (Masjid-E-Ala)

Jumma Masjid is situated to the north-west of the Bangalore gate. The mosque contains three inscriptions. Of these, the Arabic inscription mentions the nine titles of prophet Mohammad. The Persian inscription gives the name of Tipu Sultan as builder of this mosque called Masjid-e-Ala and also the date A.H. 1215 (A.D. 1782). The mosque includes an east facing prayer hall preceded by a four pillared verandah and a platform. The prayer hall, rectangular on plan is divided into five bays by a series of piers carrying the dome. The walls have paintings depicting tiger stripes in patches. The mihrabon the western wall is of medium size and is surmounted by a ribbed dome like protrusion carrying floral designs and finial. The mosque is entered through a series of flights of steps. The basement portion of the mosque is used for running a Madrasa and the cloister around accommodates a series of rooms. Some of the pillars with decorations also indicate a blending of Indo-Islamic features. The two lofty double-storeyed minarets topped by highly decorated finials and its octagonal exterior accommodating pigeon hole like decoration, lend necessary elevation to the mosque. Being situated at a higher plane, and lying across the river Kaveri, the mosque is a landmark of Srirangapatna for people coming from Bangalore.

About Jumma Masjid (Masjid-E-Ala)

Jumma Masjid is situated to the north-west of the Bangalore gate. The mosque contains three inscriptions. Of these, the Arabic inscription mentions the nine titles of prophet Mohammad. The Persian inscription gives the name of Tipu Sultan as builder of this mosque called Masjid-e-Ala and also the date A.H. 1215 (A.D. 1782). The mosque includes an east facing prayer hall preceded by a four pillared verandah and a platform. The prayer hall, rectangular on plan is divided into five bays by a series of piers carrying the dome. The walls have paintings depicting tiger stripes in patches. The mihrabon the western wall is of medium size and is surmounted by a ribbed dome like protrusion carrying floral designs and finial. The mosque is entered through a series of flights of steps. The basement portion of the mosque is used for running a Madrasa and the cloister around accommodates a series of rooms. Some of the pillars with decorations also indicate a blending of Indo-Islamic features. The two lofty double-storeyed minarets topped by highly decorated finials and its octagonal exterior accommodating pigeon hole like decoration, lend necessary elevation to the mosque. Being situated at a higher plane, and lying across the river Kaveri, the mosque is a landmark of Srirangapatna for people coming from Bangalore.

Monument Information

Address

Srirangapatna, Karnataka

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal Bangalore International Airport, Mysore Airport Bangalore International Airport, Mysore Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station : Srirangapatna Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Srirangapatna Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 9.00 A.M.
  • Closing Time :5.30 P.M.

Weather

  • Monsoon : Average Rainfall: 613 mm

    Summer : Maximum Temperature: 37°C

    Winter : Minimum Temperature: 15°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : September to March

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages (In Braille as well)
  • Toilets for Ladies & Gentleman.
  • Benches
  • Ramps for differenly abled
  • Drinking Water Facility
  • Audio Guides Facility

Accommodation near the monument

  • ASI Bangalore Circle Guest House at PuratatvaBhavan Mysore

Contact Details

  • Mr. Arun Raj T
  • Phone: 91-080-25537348, 22522532(T-f), 8236252045
  • E-mail: circleban.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
Non Ticketed
Free Entry
for all visitors.

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