hall of the mosque is about 75 feet high, 220 feet
wide and 180 feet long, each of the two octagonal columns
on either side are made out of a single piece of granite.
It took about 8000 Masons and labourers and was completed
in 77 years.
is said that when the foundation stone was being laid,
Sultan Muhammad Qutub Shah invited all the pious religious
elders of the city. It was announced that the king
wanted the foundation stone to be laid by one who had
missed his prayers. None came forward, therefore Sultan
Muhammad himself laid the foundation for he had never
missed even his midnight prayer since the age of 12.