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Jama Masjid, New Delhi


Near the Red Fort about 500m away is the Jama masjid mosque, the biggest masjid in India It was begun by Shah Jahan in 1650 and was completed six years later and the whole cost about a million rupees. It is hard to imagine a building more suited to evoking the awe of the majesty of Allah in man. The Jama masjid mosque stands on a rocky elevation. Its huge gateway looks down at you like fastidious connoisseur from an immense platform which has steps that lead up to it.

There are airy courtyards in the Masjid, which helps in bearing the faith of numerous people. The Masjid has been built on a mountain in the old area of the city and assists in providing a unique beauty to the older Delhi region. Marbles as well as Red sandstones have been used in making the Mosque. Almost 5000 artisans have helped in giving the building an exquisite look. It is actually famous by the name of Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa which means the mosque imposing vision of the humanity. The Masjid is positioned in the middle of the former capital city Shahjahanbad, which was ruled by the Mughals.

The most important minister who was in the ministry of the ruler Shah Jahan was asked to administer the completion of jama masjid delhi. The name of the supervisor was Saadullah Khan. The sum of money that was invested for its construction amounted to ten lakh rupees. A porch has been built in the Masjid that is made up of red colored sandstones. It is at a height of thirty feet which is equivalent to ten meters as compared to the ground level. The mosque has an extended area of around 1400 square patios which is equivalent to 1200 square meters. There are three doorways, two minarets as well as four towers in the mosque. A number of steps have been laid for providing a way towards the south as well as the north entrance. The chief doorway is positioned at the eastern corner of the Masjid with its front facing towards Red fort. It was most likely utilized by the rulers. There are five diverse storey’s which are constituted in the minaret belonging to the Masjid. A balcony has been projected on every storeys.Inscriptions can be found over the structures that lie in the adjoining area of the mosque.

The foremost three as well as the fifth floor is made up of red colored sandstones. The fourth floor is constituted of marble. Verses that have been engraved belong to the sacred Koran. There are complicated carvings which cover the Masjid completely. The striking Red Fort which is also famous by the name of Lal Qila is located in the eastern corner of the Mosque. The major hall that is used for offering Prayers is composed of domes made of marbles as well as elevated arches. A cupboard that is placed at the north door of the Mosque possesses a compilation of the relics that have been recited by Muhammad. These engravings related to Koran have been done on the skin of the deers, a red colored hair belonging to the prophet, sandals as well as the footprints which are fixed in a slab made of marble.


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