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The majestic Mecca Masjid. One of the oldest and largest mosques of south India, and an Iconic symbol of Hyderabad.

One can find many pigeons here and people from all religions come and feed them every morning. Early morning is the best time to visit this place : )

Few interesting facts i came across about this mosque:

1. Each of the two octagonal columns on either side are made out of a single piece of granite, which took five years to quarry.

2. The courtyard houses a large pond flanked by slab seats. Legend has it that a visitor who sits on one of these seats will definitely return to sit on them again.

3. It took about 8000 masons and 77 years to be complete the construction.

4. The mosque is believed to contain sacred relics, one of which is a hair of the Prophet Muhammad.

5. It is believed that Muhammed Quli commissioned bricks to be made from earth brought from the holy city of Mecca and inducted them into the construction of the central arch of the mosque, which explains the name of the mosque.

6. Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah(6th king of Hyderabad) himself laid the foundation stone of the mosque, when he failed to find one person who had never missed his prayers. The king seemed to be the only person who never missed on his prayers ever since he was 12 years of age.

7. for more info: read : )

>> Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul, that is, in the force of thought, moral principle, and love, and this may be found in the humblest condition of life.
- William Ellery Channing

>>Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.
- George Bataille

>> Shot At: Mecca masjid, Hyderabad, AP, India.

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  1. rebeccaROSEN 54 months ago | reply

    this is absolutely beautiful. i like it in full color better, personally. the sky and the building are so colorful that they really make the birds stand out. you have an amazing talent, and you captured the moment beautifully.

  2. Ink On | נσєℓ ¢ 53 months ago | reply

    Compelling pic, inspires me to travel to other parts fo the world more often :)

  3. Rafid Suhail 52 months ago | reply

    i love the description you give under each photo... sometimes informative-sometimes full of emotions but everytime Entertaining :D
    Love ur every single shot...
    ur each shot leave me like this> :O

  4. Mahesh Telkar 51 months ago | reply

    Stunning frame and lighting !!

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Andhra Pradesh Tourism, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Also I request you to join the group and share more pics related to Andhra Pradesh

    Mahesh

  5. naveen_chillar 51 months ago | reply

    amazing shot dude.

  6. Rajendran Rajesh™ 50 months ago | reply

    this is truly a grand shot... awesome..

  7. D.Caceres 50 months ago | reply

    oh wow, gorgeous :)

  8. Katro. 49 months ago | reply

    awesome!!

  9. Mr_Grim 48 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot, really its fantastic

  10. JaiRathore 48 months ago | reply

    love the pic...sky is amazing

  11. Vivek Pixlz 48 months ago | reply

    Your work is awesome! this IS a great photo, but you knew that already!

  12. anewor2010 47 months ago | reply

    MashaALLAH, very fascinating capture..no doubt..i wish i could see that Mosque..InshaALLAH!

  13. miqel.girl 45 months ago | reply

    Like panorama.. amazing !! :)

  14. miqel.girl 45 months ago | reply

    Birds are Soo Free !!

  15. artland 42 months ago | reply

    Congratulations!
    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


    artland

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