Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

India’s largest mosque, built to accommodate 25,000 worshippers, Jama Masjid looms over the maze of narrow streets that is old Delhi from its hilltop perch. Built by Shah Jahan (of Delhi’s Red Fort fame) between 1644 and 1658, the mosque is a magnificent structure of layered red sandstone and white marble, and crowned with three huge white marble domes. Entering through the great gates you will leave the bedlam of Delhi behind and find a welcome sense of calm as you stroll across the courtyard and watch people come and go to worship or admire. 

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Six Facts About Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid’s official name is Masjid-i Jahan-Numa, or ‘World-reflecting Mosque’

It took over 5000 workers 12 years to build the mosque at the cost of 1 million rupees (about 10 million rupees today)

The mosques two minarets are 40 metres tall, with commanding views of the city

The courtyard plus the mosque itself can hold 85,000 people

The mosque was inaugurated by an imam who came from the Silk Road city of Bukhara

The mosque’s collection of relics include the Quran on a deerskin, Muhammad’s footprint and his sandals

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