Jama Masjid Delhi is an architectural profligacy built by Mughal Emperor Shah
Jahan. It was principally designed as Emperor Shahjahan's Mosque and was
also known as Masjid-I-Jahan Numa. The construction of the Mosque began in
1650 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to complement the Palace at the Red
Fort. It took six years and more than 5000 workers to complete the largest
Delhi Mosque in India.
Jama Masjid has three gateways and is fine example of Mughal architecture.
The main courtyard paved in red stone is 40.8 sq feet In the center is a
large marble tank in which the devout wash before attending prayers. The
main Mosque has three onion shaped domes made of white marble and inlaid
with stripes of black slate. On the north and south of the complex are two
130 feet high minarets which offer a spectacular bird's eye-view of the
It is an architectural triumph with the western part of the courtyard has a
big hall, standing on 260 pillars all carved from Hindu and Jain traditions.
The central courtyard is accessible from the East, though there are three
ways on the other side too. The Eastern side entrance leads to another
enclosure containing the mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed Shah.. Jama Masjid is
good example of Islamic architecture and a place of great religious
Jama Masjid is located in old Delhi
» By Air :
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