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“A dream in papermachee” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shah-e-Hamdan

Shah-e-Hamdan
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Private Tour: Full-Day Old Srinagar Walking Tour
Ranked #21 of 69 things to do in Srinagar
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Owner description: This shrine, originally built in 1395 and reconstructed in 1732, supposedly contains "the secret of Allah."
Chennai, India
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“A dream in papermachee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

It was absolutely beautifull and the people there were of the nicest people in Srinagar..very welcoming and very nice and eager to explain the history....the paper machee and lacquer are enchanting and I could not take enough pictures !!

Visited July 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“A beautiful mosque decorated with ornate and stunning painted designs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

I was fortunate enough to be shown this old and extremely interesting place of worship. As a non-muslim I was able to cross the threshold but unable to enter properly. That did not prevent me from being extremely impressed and enjoying the truly stunning artwork, artefacts and crystal chandeliers that adorn this historic building. The wooden construction and the painted facades were unlike anything I have seen before and the predominant green colours everywhere are striking. I loved the multipanelled window on the elevation at the entrance. It is definitely worth a visit even though 30 minutes is all it will take to really enjoy the site.

Visited June 2012
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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“Beautiful Wooden Architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

This mosque is situated on the right bank of River Jhelum in Zainakadal, Old City of Srinagar. It can be approached by the road as well as the river. Also known as Khanqah-e-Moula., Shah-e-Hamdan is one of the oldest Muslim shrines in Kashmir.

It was constructed in 1389-1413 AD in memory of the preacher Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, who had visited Kashmir and stayed there for meditation and preaching. However, it is believed that Shah Hamdan’s son, Mir Mohammad actually built the shrine.

This mosque is an excellent example of indigenous wood architecture that draws inspiration from Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic architecture. The shrine bears a wooden structure with marvelously carved roof space and hanging bells. The interior of the mosque is richly carved with ancient religious sermons and historical inscriptions.

Visited April 2012
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Mumbai, India
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“This will take your breath away!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

The current structure dates back to the 1730s and is a most exquisite sight, with a pagoda-like roof (as is the style of all of the old mosques in Srinagar) and a green entranceway adorned with detailed papier-mâché work. It truly took one’s breath away and, as we said later, could well rank as one of the most amazing man-made structures we have seen in India.

Visited June 2011
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