Saturday, 12 March 2016

The Grand Mosque Baiturrahman, Aceh

Masjid Baiturahhman
Masjid Baiturrahman

If there is a place you must visit when coming to Banda Aceh, it is Baiturrahman Grand Mosque. This is a historic site that has been concerning previously the golden times of the Sultanate of Aceh and survive until today. This mosque has been through a variety of things, ranging from arson tragedy in the reign of Sultan Nurul Alam by the Dutch colonial dtahun 1873 to the tsunami in late 2004.

Menara Baiturrahman
Menara utama Masjid Baiturrahman

Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is a mosque of the Sultanate of Aceh, which was built by Sultan Iskandar Muda Mahkota Alam in the year 1022 H / 1612 AD The building is pretty and majestic that is thesame to the Taj Mahal in India is situated right in the heart of the city of Banda Aceh and became the focal lessening of every comings and goings Aceh Darussalam. In the times of Dutch colonial rule, in auxiliary to lively as a area of worship, the mosque after that serves as a excuse of the people of Aceh. The mosque is often used as a area of deliberation strategize next to the Dutch colonial. Because the center of defense, it is no admiration that this mosque has always been targeted by the Netherlands. This mosque had fallen into the hands of the Netherlands on April 10, 1873. upon 14 April 1873, this mosque was successfully retaken by the Acehnese in the fierce battle and murder of Major General J.H.R. Kohler. on January 6, 1874, bringing the number of troops that more Dutch once again seized the mosque is from the people of Aceh and the mosque was burned to the ground. This adds to the madden of the people of Aceh. To coax and mollify the people of Aceh, officer General of the Netherlands, J.W. van Lansberge after that build again a supplementary mosque as a replacement for the burned mosque.

Masjid Baiturrahman malam hari

As a historical area that has high artistic value, Masjid Raya Baiturrahman become the set sights on of religious tourism that is clever to create every tourist who comes amazed chronicles and the beauty of its architecture, where Masjid Raya Baiturrahman including one mosque beautiful in Indonesia which has the elegant architecture, bearing in mind attractive carvings, large courtyard past pond water fountain style Ottoman Turkish Empire. Masjid Raya Baiturrahman now has seven domes, four towers and one tower of the parent. The mosque is growing in line like its growing time. In the area of Masjid Raya Baiturrahman there is a pond, a tower mains and additional parts of the page in tumbuhi grass neat and pretty and accompanied the ornamental trees.

Masjid Baiturrahman dari atas
in the manner of misfortune strikes lantahkan tsunami that destroyed Aceh upon 26 December 2004, the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is still standing in the same way as his stately. Subbanallah, tsunami waves that roll the dome in Aceh was able to ruin this mosque. At that become old Baiturrahman Mosque became a refuge for the people of Aceh as competently as the evacuation of bodies of tsunami victims are lying. After passing through various historical events, to date Baiturrahman mosque is yet standing mighty as a fable of religion, culture, spirit, strength, torture yourself and nationalism of Aceh people.

Baiturrahman saat tsunami Aceh
 So, add Baiturrahman Mosque in Aceh to the list of your next vacation.

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