Jama Masjid: Marvel of Mughal Art and Architecture

The history of Masjid-i Jahān-Numā, commonly known as Jama Masjid is as old as Mughal era in India. This magnificent architectural marvel built during Emperor Shah Jahan’s rule over India has quite a story to tell. Jama Masjid has interesting tales to tell as it is a witness of India’s rich heritage and culture. Our Lensman has captured the brilliance of Jama Masjid’s Islamic art and architecture. Here are some interesting facts about Jama Masjid.

Jama Masjid New Delhi TheTravellore
Jama Masjid New Delhi was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 AD and inaugurated by an Imam from Bukhara, now Uzbekistan. (Nasir Kachroo/TheTravellore)

 

Jama Masjid New Delhi TheTravellore
This mosque is now a Tourist Hot Spot in New Delhi, India. Built of red sandstone and white marble this 17th-century mosque is a brilliant example of Mughal legacy. (Nasir Kachroo/TheTravellore)

 

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Jama Masjid is located to the west of Lal Quila or Red Fort. It has 3 gates, 4 towers and 2 minarets 40 m in height. (Nasir Kachroo/TheTravellore)
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The mosque was constructed by more than 5000 workers and its estimated construction cost stands at 1 million rupees. (Nasir Kachroo/TheTravellore)
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The courtyard can accommodate 25000 worshippers. The floor is built of white and black marble. The mosque also houses many relics.(Nasir Kachroo/TheTravellore)
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After the Revolt of 1857, the British confiscated the mosque and had soldiered stationed here. They even wanted to demolish it. (Nasir Kachroo/TheTravellore)

 

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