Jama Mosque, Uparkot

CategoryMosques

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressJama Masjid, Uparkot, Junagadh, Gujarat.

pincode362150

DistrictJunagadh

About Jama Mosque, Uparkot

Transportation

BY ROAD Junagadh is 327 km from Ahmedabad, 102 km from Rajkot, and 113 km from Porbandar, and is accessible by ST bus from each of these places, as well as from other cities in Gujarat by way of Veraval and Rajkot. Bus is recommended as the best way to get to Junagadh..

BY RAIL Two express trains run on the Ahmedabad-Veraval line, one at night (with a rather inconvenient schedule) and one by day. Ahmedabad is 7.5 hours away by train. Junagadh is also on the Rajkot-Veraval line, with Rajkot 2.5 hours away, and Veraval 2 hours.

History

Three of the main sights are the Jama Masjid with its many pillars, built in the 15th century by Muslim conquerors in the place of a Hindu ruler’s palace. From Hindu times are the step-wells like the 41 meter deep Adi Kadi Vav. Here one can walk down 162 steps just to encounter some very filthy water full of garbage.

From the time of the Buddhist emperor Ashoka are the caves on three levels with some finely ornamented pillars. A bit better looked after – with more cleanliness, with well trained staff around and some good information boards – this place could be one of the cultural top sights in Gujarat, and for this one would be ready to pay an entrance fee.

Jama Mosque was originally a palace of Ranakdevi, and was converted into a mosque by Muhammad Begada to commemorate his victory over Junagadh in 1470 AD. Another interesting artifact from the past is the ‘Nilam canon, brought to Diu from Egypt to fight against the Portuguese.

Famous for

Inside the mosque there is a small staircase that leads to the terrace from there one will get a splendid view of both the town of Junagadh and also Girnar Hills in the distance. Many of the locals claim that the area around Jama Masjid is haunted after sun down, but that may just be a legend.

Jama Masjid is surrounded by market which is always crowded. During Ramzan, the mosque is known for exciting atmosphere and full of splender. A drum called ‘Nagada’ is used for the commencement of Sehri time and Iftaar time in Ramzan by a person named as Manzoor who is serving the community from his older generation. Additionally, the Mosque committee gives a special indicates for the distant people by using a bulb on the middle dome. If the bulb is on then there is a time of Sehri but if the bulb is off then there is no time of Sehri.

Best time to Visit

The best time to visit Jama Masjid therefore lies between the months of October to March..

Best time to Go

The mosque can be visited anytime during the day.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Junagadh
    to
    Ahmedabad
    327km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Ambaji
    506km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Amreli
    92km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bharuch
    467km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bhavnagar
    205km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bhuj
    320km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Dahod
    501km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Dwarka
    180km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Gandhinagar
    355km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Himmatnagar
    406km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Jamnagar
    131km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Mehsana
    401km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Morbi
    164km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Palanpur
    473km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Porbandar
    105km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Saputara
    705km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Somnath
    79km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Surat
    583km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Valsad
    630km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Junagadh and thier inquiry no. is, 02825630303

Nearest Railway Station is Junagadh and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Rajkot and thier inquiry no. is, 02812451849

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