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CIPAGANTI GRAND MOSQUE, ONE OF THE OLDEST MOSQUE IN BANDUNG CITY THAT STILL STANDING

Masjid Raya Cipaganti or The Cipaganti Grand Mosque visited by many local and foreign tourists. Mosque architecture combines European architecture with Javanese architecture and unique Cipaganti Mosque does not have a dome, but Schoemaker designed a tower room located in the skyline of the mosque.

Photo from instagram ernasunariyah

HISTORY

The Cipaganti Grand Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Bandung and holds much history, built in 1933 with its architect Kamal Wolf Schoemaker (1882-1949), a Dutch architect who is also architect of the Bandung Cathedral Church and the Museum of Asian-African Conference.

Mosque construction takes a relatively short time only 1 year with development cost sourced from Bumi Putera (native). Laying the first stone by the Regent of Bandung at that Raden Tb Hasan Soemadipraja with Patih Bandung Raden RG Wirijadinyang and Raden Hadji Abdul Kadir.

The Cipaganti Grand Mosque has also been used as the headquarters of the army of Defenders of the Homeland (PETA). Inside the building can be found antique hanging brass lamps, the lamp adorns the mosque since colonial times and still well maintained. Toilets and mosque wudhu place was clean. Common prayer equipment is available.

RENOVATION

The Cipaganti Grand Mosque has been renovated several times. For example in the main door of the mosque there is an inauguration monument that read: Rehabilitation and Development of Cipaganti Raya Mosque August 2, 1979 - 31 August 1988 Inaugurated October 28, 1988 by the Mayor of Bandung Ateng Wahyudi.

Now the total area of ​​the mosque reaches 720 square meters on an area of ​​2.52. square meter with a mosque with a wooden roof. Every Friday, the mosque is packed with pilgrims who often can not be accommodated so spilled into the highway.

LOCATION

The Cipaganti Grand Mosque is very accessible, just down Jalan Cipaganti towards Setiabudi direction, mosque building can be found on the left side of the road. Cipaganti road is also traversed by city transportation.

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