Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India is one of the oldest and the biggest mosques in India. Muhammed Quli Qutub Shah, the 6th Sultan of Hyderabad began building it in 1617 under the supervision of Mir Faizullah Baig and Rangiah Choudhary. The work continued during the reign of Abdullah Qutub Shah and Abul Hassan Tana Shah and was completed in 1694 by the Moghal Emperor Aurangzeb. It took about 8000 masons and 77 years to be completed.
By Hinkkanen @ 2006-02-24 13:19:39