NARMANLI MOSQUE OF ERZURUM MOSQUES DURING THE OTTOMAN PERIOD
OSMANLI DÖNEMİ ERZURUM NARMANLI CAMİİ

Author : Barış AYDIN
Number of pages : 500-506

Summary

Erzurum is located in the northeastern part of Erzurum in Eastern Anatolia Region, in the western half of Erzurum-Kars part. It was one of the most important gates of transition from Asia to Europe, from north to south, became beylerbeylik with the orders of Suleiman the Magnificent in 1540, and relied upon the expansion movements in the east and west. Many mosque designs belonging to the Ottoman-era developed in Erzurum and accordingly various forms emerged. The main elements of the mosque are mihrab, minbar, pulpit and dome. The mihrab is the niche indicating the Qibla direction in places of worship such as mosques and prayer, and arranged in a recess in only the Imam's prayer wall. Another important element of the mosque is the pulpit. In the Islamic world, the high podium with ladders in mosques and prayer rooms that lets preachers to climb on and sermonize. It consists of door, body, minaret balcony sections as wells as being the most attractive element of a mosque with various d

Keywords

mosque, mihrab, minbar, decorations, minaret balcony.

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