Kulsum Begum Masjid
Kulsum Begum Masjid photographed by Ghulam Yazdani, c. 1940s.
LocationHyderabad, India
Geographic coordinates17°22′31″N 78°26′36″E / 17.375204°N 78.443318°E / 17.375204; 78.443318
Materialsgranite, lime and mortar

Kulsum Begum Masjid (also known as Kulsumpura Masjid or Jama Masjid Karwan) is a mosque in the Karwan locality of Hyderabad, India. It was built in the 17th century by Kulsum Begum, daughter of Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah.[1][2][3]


The architecture is very similar to other Qutb Shahi mosques in the city. Built on a three-foot high plinth, the façade of the mosque has three arched openings. The two minarets flanking the façade are heavily decorated in stucco. In addition, two small arched pavilions punctuate the parapet wall.

There is no inscription that exactly dates the construction of the mosque.[4]


  1. ^ Bilgrami, Syed Ali Asgar (1927). Landmarks of the Deccan. pp. 144–146.
  2. ^ "Kulsum Begum's memory erodes with masjid cracks - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  3. ^ Varma, Dr. Anand Raj. "Qutb Shahi architecture, art, pride of Deccan". Telangana Today. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  4. ^ Khalidi, Omar. A Guide to Architecture in Hyderabad, Deccan, India (PDF). p. 47.