@To the west of the prayer room of this mosque, arch-shaped mihrabs are provided. These mihrabs are dug deep in the wall, unlike those in other mosques. Especially the central mihrab, which is always covered with a curtain, shows complicated form and style, having triple arches piled on top of one another. It is said that the mihrab was coloured by Sultan Muhammad. Various patterns including Arabic characters and drawings of buildings, showing a contrast to the neat outside appearance of the mosque, are uncommon not only among South Asian mosques but also among other Muslim buildings. The style and patterns employed in the central mihrab and the method to decrease the diameter of the dome by using cross arch in the central dome show unique feature, not seen in the history of South Asian mosque. As for the colouring of the mihrab, please refer to the colour pictures at the beginning part of a book written by Dr. Henry Cousens. The patterns are so original that they look like a design of abstruct painting in the modern period.
@It is said that this Jama Masjid with various special features were founded by Ali Adil Sha I and its construction finished under the Sultan Muhammad. The gate projecting out from the north wall of the mosque was added under the reign of Aurangzeb. In any case, it can be said that this Jama Masjid in Bijapur is a historical architectural heritage that can leave its name on the history of mosque construction in South Asia. (Matsuo Ara)