Architecture of the Kajoran Cultural Heritage Mosque Complex and Community Life Surrounding

Ahmad Mahbub Hamdani, Atiek Suprapti, Siti Rukayah


The mosque's architecture was built to reflect the physical environment in which Muslim communities manifest their religious devotion and way of life. This study tries to reveal the community's sociological and cultural picture in traditional mosques' architecture. It analyzes the people's devotion and religious beliefs in designing and constructing traditional mosques. The case study method applied consisted of building measurements in the field, field observations, and interviews with expert informants at the Kajoran Mosque, Klaten. Based on the research results on the Kajoran Mosque's architecture, it can be seen that the architecture of the Kajoran Mosque in Klaten facilitates social activities for the community around the Kajoran Klaten Mosque. The presence of a mosque porch is used for religious activities such as tahlilan, sodaqohan, prayer together, and routine worship.


Mosque Architecture; Sociology; Community Culture

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