Friday, 18 March 2016

Great Mosque of Medan

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Great Mosque of Medan (1)

Medan good Mosque or Masjid Raya Al Mashun a mosque located in the city of Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. great Mosque of Medan was built for 3 years, which began upon August 21, 1906 (1 Rajab 1324 H) and was completed on 10 September 1909 (25 Sya; tire 1329 H) gone used as a area of first Friday prayers in this mosque. Masjid Raya Al Mahsun was expected on the house of 18.000m2 subsequent to a capacity of 1,500 worshipers. The mosque is always filled when people who desire to high regard or beri'tikaf, especially like Ramadan. Sultan Deli at the time, Sultan Maimun al Rashid Perkasa Alam IX intentionally built the great Mosque of Medan as soon as a definitely majestic splendor than his own palace, Istana Maimun.Masjid octagonal and wings in four cardinal directions has a distinctive architectural style of the center East, India and Spanish. Masjid Raya Al Mashun Medan is historical evidence Malay stock of the Sultanate of Deli, Medan.

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Great Mosque of Medan (2)
Construction of Masjid Raya Al Mashun this arena every costs borne by the Sultan Maimun. But according to history, a prominent ethnic Chinese city of Medan, Tjong A Fie contribute to fund the construction of this mosque. The mosque is entirely grand and incredible and admired because of its contrast to the mosque in general. great Mosque of Medan eight square shaped when four main foyer in the front, rear and both sides. The fourth portico at once into the entry to the good Mosque of Medan. on the inside, there are eight pillars supporting the dome diameter of 0.60 meters in the central share of the main. Meanwhile, four new domes are in the fourth over the porch. There are also two towers upon both sides of the rear of the Masjid al Mahsun. Initially Masjid Raya Al Mahsun and Maimun Palace was meant by the architect of the Netherlands, Van Erp. But later than it was Van Erp was called to Java by the Dutch doling out for the restoration of Borobudur temple in Central Java. Process of new well along done by JA Tingeman. Building materials such as Masjid Raya Medan masmer imported directly from Italy and Germany, the stained glass from China though the chandelier from France.

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Great Mosque of Medan (3)
Not deserted the form of his mosque was different, following we declare the good Mosque of Medan ring touch is not circular once masjidlain its arena shape. Dome-shaped form of a square of eight in point of fact follow the octagonal building. Climb the stairs to the courtyard of the grand mosque of this field, we can see usefully the unique design of the mosque door. At first glance this mosque admittance section in the resolved motif, but as soon as noticed, the portray on the wall of the mosque is not drawing batik design but the decor is intended boxes.

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Great Mosque of Medan (4)
Building in the good Mosque of Medan is totally unique, its enhancement in not abandoned calligraphy, but to his carvings of flowers and plants. And all the designs in the mosque is not fixated upon the patron, as a result that is the main kinship for the tourists who visit here.

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Great Mosque of Medan (5)

                              See also related article : The Grand Mosque Baiturrahman, Aceh

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