Masjid-e-Azam, a beautiful mosque built in the 17th century is located in the city of Kadapa and lies very close to the Gandikota Fort. Historians believe that it was the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who built the mosque at Kadapa during his reign over the region. As a result, one can find many Persian inscriptions on the walls of the mosque.
The mosque is a very popular one in the city of Kadapa and many Muslims regularly visit the place to offer their namaz or prayers. Apart from the religious importance of the place, the mosque is worth visiting because of its beautiful architecture.
The mosque has been built keeping in mind the style and architecture of the Mughal era. The architecture borrows heavily from the Persian style as well since Aurangzeb was a huge admirer of the works of Persian architects. The mosque is very similar in style to mosques that were constructed in northern India during the time of Aurangzeb.