Sher Shah Suri was a celebrated Afghan ruler and a good administrator. He erected this mosque at Patna to commemorate his victory over the Mughal emperor Humanyun. The mosque, built in the Afghan architectural style, has a tomb inside the compound which is topped by an octagonal stone slab. The Sher Shah Masjid is considered among best-looking mosques in India.
This impressive landmark of Patna built in the Afghan style of architecture is the biggest mosque in Patna. Inside the mosque is a big dome built specifically to cater to the huge gathering of masses. Other than the huge dome, the mosque has four small gathering rooms. The mosque was made according to the need of a huge gathering to accommodate collective prayer. The specialty of the plan of the mosque is that the domes are so placed that only three of them can be seen at a time from whichever angle one sees.