Asfi Masjid or Asfi Mosque is among the prime tourist attraction of Lucknow. Asfi Masjid or Asfi Mosque is the part of famous Islamic monument Bara Imambara of the Lucknow.
Lucknow Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula has started construction of Bara Imambara in 1785 with prime object of generating employment for the natives. This took about six years [ work complete in 1791] and an investment of nearly one million rupees for creating this fabulous Islamic monument.
Asfi Masjid, shrine named after the Nawab’s name is a construction inside the Bara Imambara. Asfi Masjid or Asfi Mosque is the last monument constructed without use of Iron and any help from the Europeans experts of building construction.
This might surprise many visitors to notice “Non Muslim is prohibited to enter the mosque” sign board just outside the Asfi Masjid Lucknow.
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lousat (78455) 2014-04-18 3:52
A great capture and a very interesting post,how is beautiful this old piece of history,magnificent mosque taken in an excellent perspective and with a very good exposure too of this difficult backlight,very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
federico (2698) 2014-04-18 13:45
very well done vertical frame in this architectural photo, you managed to show us evey detail of the mosque even in a difficult light condition
ajayrawat (623) 2014-04-19 22:31
Very nice composition composed and yet telling you about the building nicely.
I have been there last year and totally loved the architecture.