Clicked it from the Airbus. With the mosque, the adjoining Motia Talaab and the Bhopal city is also visible.Welcome change from the foggy scenario of North India experienced in the morning.
Taj-ul-Masajid means means crown amongs mosques. It is largest mosque in India.The pond/lake enhances the beauty of mosque and the city. Bhopal have many pond lakes. They work as open spaces and reservoirs of fresh drinking water. Open spaces are part of green infrastruture of the city which is a must for all cities.Green infrastructure is our defense againgst environmental problems of cities such as acid rain.
The construction of the Taj-ul-Masajid was started during the time of the Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar by thenNawab of Bhopal Shah Jahan Begumof Bhopal and continued to be built by her daughter Sultan Jahan Begum. The mosque was not completed due to lack of funds, and after a long lay-off after the War of 1857, construction was resumed in 1971 by great efforts of Allama Mohammad Imran Khan Nadwi Azhari and Maulana Sayed Hashmat Ali Sahab of Bhopal. The construction was completed by 1985 and the entrance (eastern) gate was renovated grandly using ancient motifs from circa 1250 Syrian mosques by the contribution of the Emir of Kuwait to commemorate the memory of his departed wife.