Friday, February 18, 2011

Jalan-jalan Kuala Kangsar - Masjid Ubudiah

Situated in Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar, Ubudiah Mosque is one of the most beautiful in the state of Perak. It is a great place to go to for photo shoots if you get married in Kuala Kangsar. (I did mine there too…beautiful!!!) Here’s a sample pic. 

Anyways, here’s a little history lesson from little old me about this mosque. This mosque was built upon orders from Sultan Idris Murshidul Azam Shah who was the 28th Sultan of Perak. He built this mosque to fulfill his nazr (which means spiritual vow). 

The state government then ordered Colonel Hoxley from the Department of Public Works to design the plan for the mosque. A government architect named Hubbeclk worked on the plan while an engineer named Caufield work on constructing the mosque. 

Sultan Idris Murshidul Azam Shah launched the foundation stone ceremony on 26th September 1913. However, for a few years the construction work was delayed because marble slates stored for the mosque was damaged by 2 elephants belonging to the sultan. New marble slates were ordered from Italy but this too got delayed when the World War I started. The Ubudiah Mosque was finally completed in the year 1917 and was then officially launched by Sultan Abdul Jalil Nasaruddin Shah who replaced Sultan Idris as the sultan. are the pics I took of this magnificant mosque...

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