Location : Thanesar, Haryana
District : Kurukshetra
Made Of : Red Stone
Built In : 17th Century
City : Kurukshetra
State : Haryana
Type of Construction : Medieval
Type of Building : Mosque
Religion : Islam
Pathar Masjid of Kurukshetra :
The Pathar Masjid noted for its fluted minarets attached to its back wall is built of red sandstone. The ceiling of the mosque resting on pillars is decorated with floral designs carved in low relief. The mosque is assignable to seventeenth century AD.
The 'qibla' in the centre of the western wall, is flanked on either side by two arched niches inscribed with verses from the Quran. The masonry terrace forming the front court was added at a later date. The pillars are also profusely decorated with floral designs, while the bases over the mouldings show 'chaitya'-window motifs.
As its name suggests the structure of Pathar Ki Masjid in Patna is built of stones. Its fascinating stone structure draws many people every year, from different corners of the country. Moreover the historical connection of the mosque has made it a site of interest not only to believers of Islamic faith but also to the tourists.On festive days the area around the mosque is wonderfully decorated and appears lively. The colors of the festive mood of the local people add grandeur to the beautiful building of the mosque. Special prayer services are held here during such days. Thus it would be best to be here on the day of any Islamic festival if you are visiting the place for the first time.
Pathar Ki Masjid is also very popular among the local Islamic community. Apart from religious functions this old mosque also serves the purpose being a major landmark of the city. It is said that in the old days many social gatherings were also arranged in and around the Pathar Ki Masjid of Patna.
Pathar Ki Masjid in Patna is one of the best places to visit in order to get an idea of and understand the religious life of the local people.
How to get there :
By Air: The nearest airport is at Chandigarh.
By Rail: The nearest rail junction is at kurukshetra.
By Road: Kurukshetra has a bus stand of its own.