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I am collecting Indian Heritage and culture related vintage postcards, paintings, prints etc. and exhibited them at several locations across India in various events and also sharing them with school and college children by giving presentations to them on Indian Heritage and Culture with my collections and also documenting puppetry etc. intangible performances.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Rani Sirpri's Tomb Ahmedabad vintage postcard and photographs

Rani Sipri's Mosque (Gujarati: રાણી સિપ્રી ની મસ્જીદ) also known as Rani Sipri ni Masjid or Masjid-e-nagina, formerly known as Rani Asni's Mosque, is a medieval mosque in the walled city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India. This mosque was commissioned in 1514 by queen Sipri, the wife of Mahmud Begada. a Sultan who ruled Gujarat. It is also known as Masjid-e-Nagina (Jewel of a mosque) because of the intricate jali carvings on its walls.

Construction:  The mosque is named after the Hindu queen of Sultan Mahmud Begada, Rani Sipri. The queen commissioned this mosque in 1514 A.D. when her husband executed their son for some misdemeanor. After her death, the queen was buried in this mosque. Inside, there is also a Jenana, a separate area for women to worship.

Architecture : The Jali screen work that includes flowing plants and trees is the prime attraction of this monument. Similar intricate Jali work can be seen in other Islamic architectural monuments in the city like Siddi Sayyed Jali and Sarkhej Roza.

The above text courtesy on Rani Sipri's Tomb is from Wikipedia website. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rani_Sipri%27s_Mosque

In my collection i have one vintage postcard of Rani Sipri's Tomb, Ahmedabad.

These are 2 different photographs of Rani Sirpri's Tomb from a vintage book of 1874.

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