Masjid-e-Ala aka Jumma Masjid is an historical tourism sites in Srirangapatna, Karnataka. Tipu Sultan built Masjid-e-Ala aka Jamia Masjid Srirangapatna in the year of 1784 AD and used to worship regularly in this mosque.
The Jamia masjid (mosque) is huge and built in Hindu and Islamic architecture. Jamia Masjid Srirangapatna consists of an open court, a covered verandah and two minarets. The minarets are very attractive with exquisite floral cornices and parapets and can be seen from the highway as well as from Karighatta hills. The octagonal shaped minarets are two stories surmounted by domes. A flight of 200 steps inside the minarets, takes the visitors to the top for a fine view of Srirangapatna.
A mehrab (it is a semicircular niche (architecture) in the wall of a mosque) on the Western wall of the main hall of the masjid symbolizes the direction to pray. The stone tablets, fixed in the hall are inscribed with Koranic verses.
The building is an interesting example of the combination of Hindu and Islamic architecture.
Type of place: Masjid
Transport: Well connected by road, parking area is provided