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Ghorjomi Mosque

With five domes and a vast prayer hall, Ghorjomi is the largest wooden mosque in the country and the center of an active congregation. The mosque is part of a complex with a recently built madrasa that boards students from across the township. Villagers also replaced the minaret destroyed under Soviet rule and repainted the interior, using the original murals as a guide. The murals of corn and a ship on either side of the entrance—nearly identical in design and placement to Dghvani—suggest that the same artist worked on the two mosques. Rightly proud of their mosque, locals added a painting of it above the mihrab alongside such holy sites as the Ka’aba and the Zamzam Well.



LOCATION : 41°38'59.2"N 42°18'41.4"E
POPULATION : 95; Greater Ghorjomi 2,813
CONSTRUCTION DATE : 1902 (hijra 1320)
ARCHITECT : Omer Usta, Usta Bin Ahmed (Laz)
MINARET : YES (Soviet Removal 1930s), rebuilt 1989 (Collapsed), rebuilt 2014