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Ganje Shahida Mosque Varanasi, India

Ganje Shahida Mosque Varanasi

Ganje Shahida mosque is sited at a certain distance from the Kashi Railway Station. The mosque is also very old and its history traces back to the 13th century, the epoch when Delhi Sultanate was powerfully making efforts to spread out its influence. They say the mosque boasts heavy-duty walls carved out of stones with first-rate quality.

Location : The old fort area, west of the Kashi Railway station.

Ganje-Shahida Mosque was built entirely from stone taken from temples, probably in the 13th century. In 1857 it was in a state of abandon, but has since been refurbished and returned to its religious function. Towards 1890, probes revealed the existence of a slab floor about 30cm below the present floor-level. In fact, there is a twin pair of mosques, the one more to the south having a higher ceiling and a minbar. It is impossible to tell which is older from an examination of what is now visible.

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