Video - In and Around Taj-ul-masjid
The mosque also has three huge bulbous domes, an impressive main hallway with attractive pillars, marble flooring and a spacious courtyard. This is a must-visit site. The mosque is one of the most important Muslim landmarks in the city of Bhopal, and is multi-purpose as it is used as a madarsa, an Islamic religious school as well.
The Taj-ul-Masjid is constructed around a huge courtyard and a big tank in the centre. The gateway is double-storeyed with four archways and nine cusped manifold openings that open in main prayer hall of the impressive Masjid.
According to Padmapuranam, Sage Kasyapa installed the Idol of Surya at Arasavalli for the welfare of mankind.Therefore,Surya is of Kasyapasa Gotra. He is also termed as planetary King .
|Eleven arches adorn the Quibla wall of the prayer hall. The pillars of the hall are heavily patterned with intricate designs and finally culminate topped with twenty seven ceilings. The octagonal mirrors rising to a height of eighteen storeys are a marvel in itself.|| Nearby tourist places to Taj ul Masjid
How to reach the Mosque
- Through Airways: Through Airways the Bhopal Airport, also known as Raja Bhoj Airport, is 15 km away from the heart of the city. Taxi Cab will charge about Rs 150, one way. Bhopal city airport is connected to Mumbai, Indore, Gwalior and Delhi. International flights to Gulf cities like Sharjah and Dubai are operated from Bhopal.
- Through Railways:Bhopal Railway Station is a major railhead in Mumbai - Delhi broad gauge. It has connection trains to all major cities in India. Daily Shatabdi expresses shuttle between Bhopal and Delhi.
- Through Roadways: The Taj-Ul-Mosque could be easily reached by all kinds of local and private transports within Bhopal by road.