Shah-i-Hamadan Mosque


Situated on the banks of the river Jhelum in the center of the city this is one of the oldest mosques. Built by Sultan Sikander around 1400, the mosque is built of timber and was constructed without any nails. Both frontage and interiors are covered in painted papier-mâché reliefs. The building stands on the site of one of Kashmir’s first mosques, founded by Persian saint Mir Sayed Ali Hamadani, and it’s likely that his retinue introduced Kashmiris to the Persian art of fine carpet-making.