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Jamia Masjid is a mosque in Srinagar situated at Nowhatta in the middle of the Old city. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Sikandar in 1394 and completed in 1402 at the behest of Mir Mohammad Hamadani, son of Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani, and is regarded as one of the most important mosques in Kashmir. The architectural style bears similarities to Buddhist pagodas. The eastern side on the picture has a large entrance called the Shah gate which is covered with a pyramidical roof surmounted by a square open pavilion (brangh) with a spire on top. A total of 378 wooden columns support the roof. Each turret is supported by eight lofty pillars 15 m high and 1.8 m in girth. Source : wiki.

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