- Moti Masjid, Bhopal
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The Moti Masjid is situated in the heart of the Bhopal city in the state of Madhya Pradesh and is also known as the Pearl Mosque. A well - known landmark of Bhopal, Moti Masjid was built in 1860 under the order and instruction of Sikandar Jehan Begum, the renowned daughter of Qudisiya Begum. The impressive structure is beautifully designed and resembles the Jama Masjid of Delhi in its architecture and patterns.
The 19th century Moti Masjid in Bhopal stands majestically in brick red color and has a white - marble facade that has enhanced the pristine beauty of the edifice. Two small cupolas adorn the top of the Moti Masjid of Bhopal. Two dark - red spires or minarets stand free on either side and are adorned with bright golden spikes. The call to prayer for the faithful followers of Islam is given from the top of the minarets. The minarets of Bhopal Moti Masjid are considered as the 'gate from heaven and earth'.
Sikandar Jehan Begum was a liberated women and an enthusiastic crusader, being flexible to new ideas. The begums of 19 th century Bhopal constructed many beautiful monuments and Moti Masjid is an example from the glorious chapter of Bhopal Begums in history.