This building paper model is the Masjid Menara Kudus (in english: Tower of the Holy Mosque), the papercraft is designed by jurnalkertas. Tower of the Holy Mosque (also called Masjid Al Aqsa and the Masjid Al Manar) is a mosque built by Festival in the year 1549 AD or 956 AH using Baitul Maqdis stones of Palestine as the first stone. The mosque is located in the village Kauman, city districts, counties Ghost, Central Java. The mosque is a unique form, because it has a similar tower of the temple. This mosque is a blend of Islamic culture with Hindu culture.
History of the Tower of the Holy Mosque, is the role of Festival founder and initiator. As the guardian songo others, Festival has a very thoughtful way in his preaching. Among them, he is able to perform adaptation and indigenization of Islam in the community who have an established culture of the majority Hindus and Buddhists. Mixing of Hindu and Buddhist culture in the propaganda conducted Festival, one of which can be seen at the Tower of the Holy Mosque.
The mosque was founded in the year 956 H or 1549 AD This can be seen from the Encryption on the rocks of a width of 30 cm and length 46 cm, located on the mihrab of the mosque which was written in Arabic language support.
The Holy Mosque Tower consists of 5 pieces of the right door, and 5 pieces of the left door. The windows were all there are 4 pieces. Large doors made up of 5 pieces, and a large pillar in the mosque that comes from teak there are 8 pieces. But the mosque is not in the original, larger than the original because in 1918 - an already renovated. Inside the mosque there is a pool, pool-shaped "padasan" is a relic of ancient times and used as a place of ablution
Inside the mosque there are two pieces of the flag, which is located on the right and left of where the preacher read the sermon. On the front porch door of the mosque there is a gate, which is commonly referred to by residents as "Lawang twin".
In the mosque there is also a fountain for ablutions, amounting to eight. In the shower was placed statues. Number eight showers, Buddha is said to adapt the faith, the 'Eightfold Path' or Asta Sanghika Marga.
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