Nagina Masjid (meaning 'Jewel Mosque') is a mosque in Champaner
state, western India
. It was built during the time of Mahmud Begada, in the 15th century, as were several other masjids, such as the Kevada, Bawaman, Ek Minar, Jama, Khajuri, and Shahar Ki.It has minarets, globe-like domes, and narrow stairs.It is part of the Champaner-Pavagadh
Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site.Initial restoration works were carried out in the 1890s.
The masjid is a large monument built on a high-rise plinth with a large open courtyard in front. The building was constructed of pure white stone.At the main entrance, the masjid is marked by minarets, which have intricate and elegant carvings; as in other masjids, like Kevada Masjid
, it has floral designs in its niches. Three large domes rise over the main prayer hall, above decorative columns and windows. The architecture also features a series of beautifully designed projecting corbels and a projecting cornice, and is decorated with geometric motifsm both inside and outside at the platform level. The main prayer hall rises two storeys and has a balcony.
Within the precincts of the masjid there are a few brick structures and step wells. An elegant domed mausoleum is situated in front of the mosque to the northeast.The cenotaph has openings on all four directions; its frontage, columns and niches are decorated with carved floral and geometrical designs. The cenotaph's central dome has disappeared.