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Masjid Agung Demak

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Masjid Agung Demak is one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia. The building of the mosque stands in the center town of Demak, province of Central Java on the island of Indonesia. It is worth noting the fact that Demak is a main town in the province and the capital of the Regency of Demak. Also on the territory of modern Sochi was formerly the Sultanate of Demak, a Muslim state in the Western part of the island of Java, which was the first Muslim state on this island and has played an important role in the spread of Islam in Indonesia.

It is assumed that the mosque was built by one of the nine Islamic saints in the era of the Sultanate of Demak (XV century) and the reign of Sultan raden of Pataha, who was the first Sultan of that state. Although externally, the mosque has undergone changes, for the most original features of the temple were saved.

Agung Demak is the classic example of a traditional Javanese architecture. Unlike mosques that are built and are in the territory of the Middle East, this mosque was built of wood. The roof of this mosque consists of tiers, and is supported by four pillars of teak wood. The dome on the Indonesian mosques began to appear somewhere to the nineteenth century. Damasskoy tiered roof of the mosque has many similar elements with the wooden religious buildings of the Hindu-Buddhist cultures on the island of Java and Bali. The main entrance to the mosque is two doors, which are decorated with decorative carved ornament from plants, flowers, crowns, vases, and there are animal ornament (animal's head with open mouth). Just inside the mosque there are tombs of the sultans who ruled the Sultanate of Demak, and the Museum.