Jama Masjid is the Mosque in Delhi, It is the largest Mosques in India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees, and was inaugurated by an imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan.The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three Big gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The architectural plan of Badshahi Masjid, built by Shah Jahan’s son Aurangzeb at Lahore, Pakistan, is similar to the Jama Masjid.
Shah Jahan the Mughal Emporer Built Jama Masjid Between 1644 and 1656. Over 5000 workers completed this Mosque with very hard work. This Mosque original name was Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, and its mean is ‘mosque commanding view of the world’. The construction was done under the supervision of Saadullah Khan. Saadullah Khan was the Wazir during Shah Jahan’s Rule. This mosque was built at a cost of 10 lakhs. The mosque was inaugurated by an Imam Bukhari, a mullah from Bukhara, Uzbekistan, on 23 July 1656, on the invitation from Shah Jahan. At one time, 25000 people can pray in Jama Masjid, and that is why it is also called India’s largest mosque.
|Built By||Shah Jahan|
|Entry Fee||No entry fee|
|Timings||Visiting Hours – 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM|
|Nearest Metro station||Jama Masjid|
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