Nagina Mosque, Champaner

CategoryMosques

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressNagina Masjid, Champaner, Pavagadh Road, Panchmahal, Guajarat.

pincode389360

DistrictPanchmahal

About Nagina Mosque, Champaner

History

Nagina Masjid (meaning ‘Jewel Mosque’) is a mosque in Champaner, Gujarat state, western India. It was built during the time of Mahmud Begada, in the 15th century, as were several other masjids, such as the Kevada, Bawaman, Ek Minar, Jama, Khajuri, and Shahar Ki. It has minarets, globe-like domes, and narrow stairs.It is part of the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The history of Champaner is inter-twined with that of Nagina Masjid. The ancient city of Champaner located in the Panchamahal district of Gujarat and very accessible from Vadodara and Ahmedabad is replete with ancient monuments that bear evidence of a rich cultural heritage from the 8th century AD when the city was first built through the Mughal rule in the 15th and 16th century AD. There are scores of monuments from different dynasties that tell graphically the history of this part of India.

Nagina Masjid is one of the most beautiful monuments in Champaner which was built in the 15th Century AD by the Sultan of this region named Mahmud Bagada. During the Mughal rule, the Emperor appointed Sultans in the provinces that could not be administered from Agra or Delhi because of the distance. Mahmud Shah Bagada was thus appointed as the Governor of Gujarat. It is a beautiful specimen of artistic splendor and the name Nagina Masjid or jewel of a Masjid is very befitting.

Famous for

The three famous and awesome monuments Nagina Masjid, Kajuri Masjid and Kevada Masjid in Champaner have been described by many travel writers and now roads have been built connecting all the three monuments.

Restoration work was carried out in the late 19th Century AD as many pillars had deteriorated due to the vagaries of nature. Using chemicals to prevent further damage, treatments were given to remove deposits of salt, excreta of bats and vegetation. The central dome over the prayer hall of Nagina Masjid does not exist anymore.

There are many other places of beauty and grace in the area of Champaner Pavagarh Archeological Park apart from the three beautiful masjids that are a must see for visitors to this area. Some of them are: Amir Manzil, Champaner Fort, fortress of Mahmud Begada , the Sullan of Gujarat, Hissar e Khas, Khapra Zaveri Palace, Tomb of Sultan Sikander Shah.

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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