One of the biggest and most the graceful of the Mosques in India, the taj-Ul-Masjid literally means ' The Crown of Mosques' . Against the backdrop of the historical city of Bhopal, the Taj-Ul-Mosque displays a spectacular sight.
The construction of the Taj-Ul-Mosque, Bhopal witnessed alternative spans of active and inactive time periods, during the rule of the succeeding Begums .However the construction of the mosque could never be completed due to the shortage of funds. It was as late as 1971 that work was resumed and the Taj-Ul-Mosque finally stood in all its grandeur.
Description of Taj-Ul-Masjid
The outer façade of the Taj-Ul-Mosque, Bhopal is pink in color, with two large white domed towers looking up at the sky. There are three huge spherical domes in the Taj-Ul-Mosque. Visitors can also witness an attractive looking hallway supported with massive beautiful pillars, polished marble floorings and a large airy courtyard. The Quibla Hall within the prayer hall is carved with eleven recessed arches. Apart from being one of the major Muslim landmarks in the city of Bhopal, the Taj -Ul-Mosque is also used as a madrasa while an Islamic religious school runs inside the Taj-Ul-Mosque premises during the day. There is a three day Ijtima congregation held at the Taj-Ul-Mosque every year that draws in crowd from all over the country.