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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Bijapur (Vijayapura): Photo 13

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The floor of the prayer hall has 2250 prayer spaces. The floor was originally covered with velvet prayer carpets, or (musallahs). They were removed by Aurangzeb, who then ordered that the floor be painted to guide the congregation. He might as well have ordered patterned linoleum.

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