A 17th-century mosque in India’s historic city of Hyderabad, which is said to have been built with granite and bricks brought from Mecca in Saudi Arabia, is undergoing restoration to restore its pristine glory.
The mosque is said to have been built with granite and bricks brought from Mecca in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)
A team from Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) started the restoration work more than a year ago. (Supplied)
The mosque has two huge octagonal columns, created from a single piece of granite. (Supplied)
The mosque can accommodate 10,000 worshipers at any time. (Supplied)
Ongoing work is a major exercise and is expected to beautify the mosque as well. (Supplied)