Kevda Mosque, Champaner

CategoryMosques

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressKevda Masjid, Champaner, Pavagadh Road, Panchmahal, Guajrat.

pincode389360

DistrictPanchmahal

About Kevda Mosque, Champaner

History

Kevada Masjid (also Kewda or Kevda) is a mosque in Champaner, Gujarat state, western India. It is part of the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mosque has minarets, globe-like domes, and narrow stairs. According to Ruggles (2008), nature was integrated into the Kevada mosque’s architecture in a way that was unusual elsewhere in the Islamic world.

This mosque was built in Champaner during the time of Mahmud Begada, as were several other masjids, such as the Bawaman, Ek Minar, Jama, Khajuri, Nagina, and Shahar Ki. After James Burgess and Henry Cousens wrote descriptions of the Kevada, Jama, and Nagina Masjids, roads were built to reach them. The Kevada is notable because of its mausoleum. Kathra Masjid is west of the Kevada.

The masjid has many mehrabs, all intricately carved. There is a damaged brick tank for ablutions before prayers are offered at the mosque. The centotaph is square in shape with a fluted central dome and four corner domes; it is located next to the tank. The layout of the masjid is rectangularFloral and geometrical designs adorn the niches. The tribate inter-columns are considered attractive. The prayer hall, a double storied structure, had three domes but the central dome has since disappeared. The windows have balconies built over pillars with intricate carved decorations. There are two minarets, which are also decorated with intricate carvings. Restoration works were carried out in the 1890s.

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) reports of 2006 indicate that extensive restoration works were carried out at the Kevada Masjid and also at many other monuments in Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, the Jami Masjid, fort walls, Bawana Mosque, Lila Gubaz, Sikandar Shah Tomb and Sikander tomb, which resulted in a slight increase in tourist traffic to the sites. ASI had already spent Rs 2.25 crores (about US $0.45 million) on conservation in a four-year period and a further Rs 1.15 crores (US $0.23 million) was allotted for more restoration work at the sites.

Famous for

At this mosque in Champaner’s citadel, you can climb narrow stairs to the roof, and higher up the minarets, to spot other mosques even further out into the countryside.

Best time to Visit

November to February is best time time to take visit the masjid with family.

Best time to Go

Morning and Evening is the good time for outing the place.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Godhra
    to
    Ahmedabad
    136km
  • Godhra
    to
    Ambaji
    312km
  • Godhra
    to
    Amreli
    364km
  • Godhra
    to
    Bharuch
    152km
  • Godhra
    to
    Bhavnagar
    303km
  • Godhra
    to
    Bhuj
    492km
  • Godhra
    to
    Dahod
    78km
  • Godhra
    to
    Dwarka
    550km
  • Godhra
    to
    Gandhinagar
    164km
  • Godhra
    to
    Himmatnagar
    215km
  • Godhra
    to
    Jamnagar
    406km
  • Godhra
    to
    Junagadh
    423km
  • Godhra
    to
    Mahesana
    210km
  • Godhra
    to
    Morabi
    335km
  • Godhra
    to
    Palanpur
    282km
  • Godhra
    to
    porbandar
    505km
  • Godhra
    to
    Saputara
    390km
  • Godhra
    to
    Somnath
    502km
  • Godhra
    to
    Surat
    248km
  • Godhra
    to
    Valsad
    315km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Pavagadh and thier inquiry no. is, 02676245646

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

Nearest Airport is Ahmedabad and thier inquiry no. is, 07922869211

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