Light enters the elegant interior of the Jama Masjid Mosque, part of the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park Unesco World Heritage Site in Gujarat, and considered one of the
finest mosques in Western India. Built by Sultan Mahmud Begada, it dates to 1513 and was constructed over a quarter of a century in a blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture, with a
central dome, and two 30m-tall, octagonal minarets. The architectural style that originated in western India at this time is marked in part by the gentle insertion of light and air through
perforated stone or latticed screens known as jalis and oriel windows, both with distinctive ornamentation. The light within the Jama Masjid is shaped by 172 pillars, while its carved roof
contains several domes, including one with a double clerestory.