KHIRKEE MASJID (KHIRKEE)-
This is believed to be one of the seven mosques constructed by Khan-i-JahanJunan Shah, Prime
Minister of Firuz Shah Tughluq (A.D. 1351-88). Built
with rubble stone and thickly plastered, it is a double- storeyed structure. Battered bastions occupy its four
corners, imparting it a fortified appearance.
Corresponding with the openings of cells on the storey, the upper storey contains perforated windows (khirkis) which have given the mosque its present name. The pillared courtyard is divided into twenty-five squares, five on each side, each square consisting of nine smaller squares. Among the larger squares, three on each side, two on the corners and one in the middle, together with a square in the centre of the courtyard, are each covered with a cluster of nine small low domes. Among the remaining squares, four on the diagonals are left uncovered to admit light while the others are covered with flat roofs. This is an ingenious way of covering the courtyard.