The Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque was built back in 17th century. With its six minarets it’s in an architectural rivalry with the supreme mosque at Macca. It has a majestic courtyard at the front that heartily welcomes true worshipers. The vast interior is adorned in numerous blue tiles with intricate designs symbolizing the Muslim arts. Initially it had been so impressive to visitors that Turkey was given its own color – ‘turquoise’, the color of Turks. The mihrab is flanked with beautifully designed large ceremonial candles. It marks the forte where all Muslims worship, facing southeast towards Macca in Saudi Arabia. The Mosque is divided into two separate sections. The main hall is reserved for men, whereas the back is for the