Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Masjid Agung Semarang
Central Java Grand Mosque / Masjid Agung Semarang is one of the grandest mosques in Indonesia. With the architecture of this beautiful mosque was built in 2001 and completed in 2006. Mosque complex consists of an area of 7669 m2 main building and courtyard area of 7,500 m2. Central Java Grand Mosque is located on the street Elephant Kingdom, precisely in the Village Sambirejo, Gayamsari District, the city of Semarang.
The mosque that can accommodate no fewer than 15,000 pilgrims was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in 2006. Inauguration ceremony was marked by the signing of the stone inscriptions as high as 3.2 m and weighing 7.8 tons, located in front of the mosque. The inscription is made of natural stone that comes from the slopes of Mount Merapi. Apart from being a place of worship, the Great Mosque of Central Java is also the attractions of integrated educational, religious, educational centers, and centers of Islamic syiar activity.
By visiting this mosque, visitors can see the unique architecture of the mosque which is a blend of Javanese architecture, Roman and Arabic. Java architecture seen in some parts, for example at the base of the pole mosque use motif like tumpal, untu stinky, kawung, and machete-parangan. Architectural feature of the Middle East (Arabic) terliat on mosque walls of the mosque walls are decorated with calligraphy.
In addition, in Central Java Grand Mosque page there are 6 hydraulic giant umbrella that can open and close automatically, which is building architecture adoption Nabawi Mosque located in the city of Medina. The mosque is also less influenced by the style of Roman architecture. The style is apparent on the interior design and color layer attached to the corners of the building.