Hazratbal Mosque in Srinagar Jammu Kashmir India


Here is Some Information about Hazratbal Mosque in Srinagar Jammu Kashmir India.

Location: Banks of Dal Lake Srinagar Jammu Kashmir
Built in: 17th Century
Built By: Mugal Empire
Dedicated to: Prophet Mohammad
Entry:Free
Photography:Allow
Significance: Among one of Muslim Religion Place
Timing: All time
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: Feb to June
Nearest Railway Station:  Jammu
Nearest Airport: Srinagar Airport

More Information about Hazratbal Mosque

The Hazratbal mosque is located in Srinagar district, on the western banks of the picturesque Dal Lake. Hazratbal Mosque is the most important Muslim Religious place.Hazratbal Mosque is known by several names like Asar-e-Sharif, Dargah Sharif and Madinat-us-Sani. It is a white marble mosque which has large mountains in the backdrop.The mosque has been built with a fusion of Mughal and Kashmiri styles of architecture.The word ‘Hazrat’ means holy or majestic and the Kashmiri word ‘bal’ refers to a place or an enclosure. This shrine consists of a relic, which is believed to have a hair of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.This is displayed to the public on religious occasions, usually accompanied by fairs. Apart from these occasions, Friday prayers are offered at Hazratbal and attended by throngs of people. Hazratbal is remarkable for being the only domed mosque in Srinagar; the others having distinct pagoda like roofs. The shrine – mosque complex is situated on the western shore of the Dal Lake opposite Nishat Bagh and commands a grand view of the lake and the mountain beyond.

History of  Hazratbal Mosque in Srinagar

The history of the shrine goes back to the early seventeenth century when the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan's Subedar, Sadiq Khan, laid out a garden here & constructed a palacial building, Ishrat Mahal or Pleasure House in 1623. However, the Emperor, during his visit in 1634, ordered the building to be converted into a prayer House with some additions & alterations. During the time of Aurangzeb, when MOI-e-Muqqadus arrived in Kashmir in 1699, it was first kept in the shrine of Naqashbad Sahib in the heart of the city. Since the place was found to be insufficient in view of the unprecedented rush of people who thronged the place to have a glimpse of the Moi-e-Muqqades, it was decided to shift the it to Hazratbal, then known as Sadiqabad. The construction of the present marble structure was started by the Muslim Auqaf Trust headed by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in 1968 and completed in 1979. The Moi-e-Muqqadas is displayed on Various occassions related with the life of Prophet & his four holy companions.

Architecture of  Hazratbal Mosque in Srinagar

The Hazratbal Mosque of Kashmir is a beautiful structure of immaculate white marble.The Hazratbal Mosque is a white marble mosque which has large mountains in the backdrop. The mosque has been built with a fusion of Mughal and Kashmiri styles of architecture.The Muslim Auqaf Trust headed by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah started the construction work on this marble structure in 1968. The construction took about eleven years and the mosque was completed in 1979. The Friday prayers offered at Hazratbal attract the resident Muslim in huge numbers. Another attraction of Hazratbal is that it is the only domed mosque in Srinagar. 

 Nearest Hotel of  Hazratbal Mosque in Srinagar

Urban Inn
Hotel Green Ville
Grand City Heart hotel
Hotel Bakhtawar hotel
The LaLit Grand Palace Srinaga hotel

Other Tourist Attraction Near  Hazratbal Mosque in Srinagar 

Nishant Garden
Shalimar Garden
Chasma Shahi
Shiva Temple in Srinagar
Martrand Sun Temple
Mamaleshwar Temple
Pari Mahal
Dal Lake
Nagin Lake
Floting Vegetable Market
Dachigam Sanctuary
Jama Masjid
Hazaratbal Shirine
Shankacharya Temple
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
How To Reach Hazratbal Mosque in Srinagar 

By Road : There are many public and private vehicles available to reach  Hazratbal Mosque in Srinagar Jammu Kashmir.

By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Jammu Station which is 300 Kms away and from there National Highway NH1A connects the Kashmir valley with India. 

By Air: The Nearest Airport is Shrinagar Airport.Srinagar Airport is connected with major cities of India.

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