MOTI MASJID, BHOPAL


The Moti Masjid was an important landmark of Bhopal, and was built in 1860 by Sikandar Jehan Begum, Qudisiya Begum’s daughter, left behind her this majestic mosque. The architectural design of the Moti Masjid has a close similitude to the famous Jama Masjid in Delhi.  The Moti Masjid is also called as Pearl Mosque because of this sparkling white fascia.




Moti Masjid, a lovely shrine in Bhopal is a significant landmark in the history of muslim women in India. Sikandar Begum was fairly unconventional compared to Muslim women of her time – she usually dressed like a man and went out riding without a veil, often with a dagger tucked under her belt. This pretty mosque is comparatively smaller in size, but grabs thousands of tourists with its architectural marvel. Its dark red towers and golden spikes are really fantastic. The façade of the mosque is of glittering white marble, which provides an ethereal look.

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