Located in the oldest settlement of the Surat city—Rander—is this magnificent architectural edifice, Ek Khamba Masjid, the One Pillar Mosque or Masjid-e-Quwwat-e-Islam. It is known as the mosque which entirely stands on one single pillar, and is not only a visual retreat but a structural marvel perplexing the natives and the visitors with its mystery and uniqueness. It is a cultural anchor, which is central to the Muslim community inhabiting Rander.
The One-Pillar Mosque: Masjid-e Quwwat-e-Islam, Rander
Published on: 27 May 2019
Nikhil Sanjay Shah
Nikhil Sanjay Shah is a researcher based in Surat, with a keen interest in conservation, urban issues, history, sustainable development, community participation and earth architecture.