☝️ The Ayodhya mosque, to be built on five acres of land as mandated by the Supreme Court, will have a “cosmic” design resembling the spherical earth cushioned in space.
Most importantly, it will not have the stereotypical domes, minarets or arches, which marked Islamic structures in India, said architect Professor S.M. Akhtar, who along with other members of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) unveiled the mosque complex’s blueprint on Saturday.
❗ The rectangular layout of the complex in Dhannipur village also includes a speciality hospital, community kitchen and a museum housed in a multi-storey vertical structure. These will be metres away from the mosque and a century-old Sufi shrine will be in between.
The mosque will be able to accommodate 2,000 namazis at a time and will be four times bigger than Babri Masjid. The 300-bed hospital complex will be six times the size of the mosque.