Kevada Masjid (also Kewda or Kevda) is a mosque in Champaner
state, western India
. It is part of the Champaner-Pavagadh
Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site. The mosque has minarets, globe-like domes, and narrow stairs.According to Ruggles (2008), nature was integrated into the Kevada mosque's architecture in a way that was unusual elsewhere in the Islamic world.
This mosque was built in Champaner during the time of Mahmud Begada, as were several other masjids, such as the Bawaman, Ek Minar, Jama, Khajuri, Nagina, and Shahar Ki.After James Burgess and Henry Cousens wrote descriptions of the Kevada, Jama, and Nagina Masjids, roads were built to reach them.The Kevada is notable because of its mausoleum. Kathra Masjid is west of the Kevada.
The masjid has many mehrabs, all intricately carved. There is a damaged brick tank for ablutions before prayers are offered at the mosque. The centotaph is square in shape with a fluted central dome and four corner domes; it is located next to the tank. The layout of the masjid is rectangularFloral and geometrical designs adorn the niches. The tribate inter-columns are considered attractive.
The prayer hall, a double storied structure, had three domes but the central dome has since disappeared. The windows have balconies built over pillars with intricate carved decorations.There are two minarets, which are also decorated with intricate carvings. Restoration works were carried out in the 1890s.Archeological Survey of India (ASI) reports of 2006 indicate that extensive restoration works were carried out at the Kevada Masjid.