CULTURE


Mamayi Mosque

Baku, March 12, AZERTAC

Mamayi Mosque is one of the historical and religious monuments of 19th century of the city of Shusha. The monument was built by Karbalayi Safikhan Garabaghi.

The city of Shusha consisted of 17 mahallas (quarter/district/neighborhood) that were divided into upper and lower mahallas. Mamayi Mosque was located on G. Askarov streets of the Mamayi mahalla, which was part of the upper mahallas of Shusha.

The Mosque consists of two floors. On the second floor, there is a special praying hall for women. The windows on the sides of the second floor are for lightening the hall. The general entrance door of the Mosque is asymmetric. Special stairs have been installed at the back of the Mosque to access the women’s section. Only the women’s hall can be reached by these stairs. There are four columns in the Mosque. These columns divide it into three parts. The windows in this mosque are installed by the two main facades of the building and the altar. There was a “guldeste” (tent-shaped booth for muezzin) on the roof of Mamayi Mosque, which resembled the other quadrangular house roofs of the residential buildings in the city of Shusha.

Mamayi Mosque functioned as a poetry house during the Soviet Union.

 

 

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