Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is a congregational mosque that positions itself in the capital city of India. Acclaimed for being the largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid aggregates the best of Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture. Designed as the main mosque of Shahjahan in 1656, the mosque is located in the Old Delhi area. The construction of the mosque took around 6 years to complete. The mosque is also known as 'Masjid-e-Jahan Numa'.


It comprises of four towers, three gateways and two minarets. Built using vertical strip of red sandstone as well as white marble, the architecture of the mosque showcases the beautiful contrast. The white marble has also been used extensively in the three domes and has further been changed with stripes of black.


Built on a high platform, the structure is visible from all the adjoining areas. The main prayer hall is adorned by an array of high cusped arches. Pillars, provided at regular intervals yield support to the dome.


The distinction of this popular mosque encompasses wide staircases along with arched gateways. Around 1076 sq ft wide premises of the south minaret facilitate people to assemble for the namaaz.


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The expense or building the mosque was almost Rupees 10 crores. It is an impression of the Moti Masjid at Red Fort in Agra. The walls of the mosque were built at a specific angle that restricts the chance of collapsing in the courtyards during an earthquake.


The aaccommodation capacity of the mosque's courtyard is around 25 thousand worshippers. One of the famous features of the mosque encompasses an antique copy of the Quran that is written on deer skin.


Behold the glimpses of thousands of faithful paying Namaz at the spacious courtyard of the Jama Masjid!

 

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