In Pictures : Jama Masjid, Delhi

In Pictures : Jama Masjid, Delhi


Jama Masjid, Delhi


Jama Masjid, Old Delhi, originally named as Masjid Jahan Numa, was built by the Fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan ( 1650 - 1656 AD). ( In Pictures : Taj Mahal, Agra )

 


Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan himself laid Jama Masjid's foundation stone on a Friday of October 1650 AD. With the construction beginning immediately and completing in 1656 AD.




Jama Masjid, Delhi was the result of the efforts of over 6,000 workers, for six years (1650–1656 AD). The cost of the construction in those times was estimated to be 1 million Rupees.





Jama Masjid, Delhi is the principal mosque of Old Delhi and is the best known mosque in India. It is also a one of the top tourist attraction during Old Delhi sightseeing. Everyday a lot of travellers visit this mosque.




Its vast rectangular courtyard can hold up to 25,000 twenty-five thousand worshippers during prayers. The mosque also houses many relics.




The highly decorative mosque has three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble.




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Jama Masjid, Delhi attracts a lot of tourist from all over the world. It is located in old Delhi, commonly referred to as Delhi-6 for its area's pin code 110006. If you wish to know more about visiting Delhi please do not hesitate to write to us. 



 

 




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