Jama Masjid, located in the center of the old Lucknow city, is a congregational mosque that was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1423. Built in yellow sandstone, it combines the best of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, standing on 260 pillars supporting 15 domes at varying elevations. The domes are intricately designed and ornamented and are no less than an architectural splendor. The pillars have carvings that have been inspired from Hindu and Jain culture.