Mecca Masjid of Hyderabad is one of the largest mosques in the world. It is the second largest in India and seventh largest in the world. Ten thousand persons offer prayers here at a time. This Mosque is a big tourist attraction and it is adjacent to another popular landmark of Hyderabad, Charminar. It is named after the grand Mosque at Mecca in Saudi Arabia as some of the bricks used in its construction are from Mecca. The construction of this Mosque was started in the year 1617 by the then ruler Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah. The construction of the Mosque continued for 77 long years, under the reigns of Abdullah Qutub Shah, Tana Shah and was finally completed in 1694 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
The construction is mostly with Granite. The main hall is 67 X 54 metres and is 23 metres high. The roof is supported by fifteen arches, five on each of the three sides. I have posted above a few pictures of the majestic Mecca Masjid with Srikanth in some of them. One can visit Mecca Masjid from 8 am to 12 noon and 3 pm to 8 pm. You can click some unique photographs here of the grand façade and the hundreds of pigeons.