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“Artistic mosque”

Dilawar Khan's Mosque
Ranked #13 of 39 things to do in Mandu
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

This is the earliest at Mandu may be around AD 1405.
It was meant for the members of royal family. The pillars and ceiling inside are not matching with Mugal dynasty type seem these were taken from some where else & used as it is.

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank sdeshmukh
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Reviewed 15 January 2015

This place is supposedly the first mosque for females. It has an interesting architecture which is an amalgamation of the Hindu and Islamic styles. Possibly the reasons could be reuse of the stones, pillars and domes which may be were part originally of some other structure initially.

This is worth visiting as it is in the vicinity of the Hindola mahal.

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank Manish G
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

At the northern edge of the Royal Enclave is the obscure Mosque of Dilawar Khan , who first established the Ghauri dynasty , built in 1405 .We entered the Mosque through a hole in the wall like narrow entrance of hardly 1 m wide in the plain high wall .This is the earliest Indo Islamic monument at Mandu .It boasts of an open expanse of a central courtyard , enclosed by colonnade of sculpted stone pillars and a mehrab on the west . The prayer hall exhibits Hindu style ceiling and the pillars , some of them show bell motif , notwithstanding the arch shaped central mehrab and the three mehrabs on both sides of the west prayer hall . The niche in the west wall for prayers show Torana type arch .

Most of the monuments at Mandu compelled the viewers to wonder whether these monuments were much older than the Indo Islamic era or the Sultans employed Hindu artisans , masons and sculptures to construct these buildings .

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank Dilip S
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