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Hindu temple converted into a mosque (Karim-ud-Din's Mosque) near the Citadel Gate, Bijapur

Hindu temple converted into a mosque (Karim-ud-Din's Mosque) near the Citadel Gate, Bijapur

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1820)

Item number: 10031820

Length: 181

Width: 231

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Karim-ud-Dins mosque from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. The Karim-ud-Din Mosque is situated in the south east part of the citadel and dated 1320 from an inscription, it is the earliest dated mosque in Bijapur. It is built with reused material taken from old Hindu structures. The entrance porch is the mandapa of the temple already existing. The central area of the prayer hall, which is raised above the other areas, is resting on pillars of various design piled one upon the other.

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