Posted on 2015-07-01 | Comments (0)
The Grand Mosque in Bahria Town is one of the rare beauties you get to see in Lahore. The complete name of the mosque is the Grand Jamia Mosque Bahria Town Lahore. The red bricked beauty stands in the Bahria Town Lahore with not just people who come to pray there five times a day, but with people who come from far off just to see the mosque as well.
The Grand Mosque is an excellent example of simplicity as it teams up contemporary architecture with the otherwise old architecture of the Lahore city.
The mosque has a great deal of amazing and fun facts related to the mosque which includes the fact that it is the largest mosque in the entire Pakistan and is the 7th largest mosque in the world. That is right, this beautiful mosque has earned Pakistan a spot on the list of largest mosques in the world.
The size of the Grand Mosque in Bahria Town is calculated by the covered space of the praying facility in the mosque which is actually very huge.
Now we will share some numerical facts which are highly interesting about the Grand Mosque in Bahria Town Lahore. The accommodation capacity in the main grand hall of the mosque is 25,000 people and as for the entire accommodation capacity, the mosque can accommodate 70,000 people.
With its 21 domes and four 165 feet high minarets, this beautiful mosque can compete with any beautiful mosques all around the globe. These domes and minarets make the mosque visible from quite a distance making it look even more ethereal. The facts mentioned above make the mosque one of the biggest mosques in the world in terms of covered area.
The mosque has a functioning fountain which is perfect for the contemporary yet traditional architecture of the mosque. A question might arise in our minds that who is the amazing architect of this wonderful looking mosque and the answer is quite easy. It is none other than the biggest name in the world of Pakistani architecture Mr. Nayyar Ali Dada.
The gleaming marble floors and mosaic made by the Multani Mosaic makers adds very much to the beauty of the mosque. The total number of mosaic tiles in the mosque is 4000. The best part is that the admin of the Grand Mosque in Bahria Town Lahore is very much concerned about the cleanliness of the mosque and you can see machines and workers, cleaning the mosque at tiny intervals of time.
The tailor made chandeliers are just magical and they add so much to the beauty of the mosque that people actually stand and look at the chandeliers for the longest of times. The chandeliers give an altogether look from all different floors of the Grand Mosque.
The mosque has a special place on the second floor reserved solely for women making it very few of the mosques in Pakistan which have a space reserved especially for female namazis. There is basement in the grand mosque which is basically comprised of an Islamic art Gallery and a religious school which has not yet been made functional but will start functioning in a matter of time.
If you ever get a chance to visit this amazingly built mosque, do not miss it. As for all Lahoris, you must pay a visit to the mosque as the experience is just great.