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This mosque was built by the constructor of Taj Mahal in 1647 A.D. Build towards the middle of the 17th century, this sets a glorious example of Muslim architecture and heritage. This mosque was build by Mir Abdullah under the order of The Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan. Shah Jehan mosque is a superb example of crafty tile work. Its 93 domes and 33 arches with varying sizes add to their architectural beauty. The domes have been exquisitely laid in a mosaic of radiating blue and white tiles. Thatta with so much offering poses to be a prime choice of visitors.

Inside view of the dome's architecture.





Shahjehani, right side row of arches :



outward corrner of the walls :



inside view of the main entrance



Parralel double rows of inside arches :



Inside arches







Foundation stone laid by Emperor Shahjehan in 15th century.
it is said that one night he saw a dream in which he was ordered by Almighty Allah to build a mosque in this area and in a very short span of time he build this great mosque. After defeat by Sher Shah Suri he escaped towards Iran, and on the way to Iran he stayed here for six month to just build this mosque.



Shah Jahan Mosque - Front enterance and courtyard :



Shah Jahan Mosque - Main gate and front courtyard :



Shah Jahan Mosque - Few of the 93 Domes in the hallway ceiling which carry sound through out the mosque :



Shah Jahan Mosque - Ornate ceilings and walls of the mosque :



Shah Jahan Mosque - Main courtyard of the mosque used for prayers :



Shah Jahan Mosque - Ornate ceilings and walls of the mosque :



Shah Jahan Mosque - Ornate ceilings and walls of the mosque :



Shah Jahan Mosque - Ornate ceilings and walls of the mosque :



Shah Jahan Mosque - Ornate ceilings, walls and hallways of the mosque :



View under the domes



Symetrical arches



Mimber or Imam's place



Main arch towards Mimber



Inside View of main dome



Inside View of domes and arches



Main Arch



Quranic Calligraphy




Original main gate of Shahjahan masjid Thatta, not in use now, probably to save the original 500 year old woodwork and construction. only this gate is closed otherwise whole mosque is open for 5 time prayers and even i saw a group of children in the early morning was studying and learning the holy Quran which is a regular feature of any mosque in Pakistan.
 

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An architectural masterpeice!
This mosque is not only famous for its design but also for its ACOUSTICS. There is till now no need of loudspeaker as the building has been desinged in such a manner that the sound is reflected and rerereflected from one end to another!
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Engraved marble praying mat in the corner

 

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Front Entrance - Arch





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