Jama Masjid is one of the most famous masjids in India and in the world. It is also a very famous tourist attraction place in India.
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It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees. It was inaugurated by an imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan.
Location: Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
It is said that the mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 persons.
There are three domes on the terrace which are flanked by the two minarets. On the floor, a total of 899 black borders are marked for worshippers. The architectural plan of Badshahi Masjid. Built by Shah Jahan’s son Aurangzeb at Lahore, Pakistan, is similar to the Jama Masjid, Delhi.
15000 workers were employed for the construction of Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque! Click to Tweet. The construction commenced from 1650 and took six years to complete. The mosque was build on the orders of Emperor Shahjahan to complement his palace at the Red Fort.
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There are two minarets standing 40m high, one of which can be climbed for amazing views.From the top of the minaret, you can see how architect Edwin Lutyens incorporated the mosque into his design of New Delhi – the Jama Masjid, Connaught Place and Sansad Bhavan (Parliament House) are in a direct line”. – Lonely Planet
Being one of the largest mosques in India and one of the famous mosque in India, many people come here to offer namaz on Various Islamic Festivals. Although this temple is in control of the government of India but the government allows them to offer namaz on selected occasions.