Jama Masjid

Mosque

 

Overview

 Jama Masjid is located on a mound in the heart of the old city and projects beautifully into the Old-Delhi skyline. Jama Masjid Mosque is one of the largest mosques in India.It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees. The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. about 30 feet from the level of the ground and is about 1400 square yards  in extent.  The gateways in the north and south are led by a fleet of steps. The main entrance is on the eastern side facing the red fort. It was probably used by the emperors. The tower of the Jama Masjid is made up of five distinctive storeys. Each one of the storeys has a projecting balcony. The adjoining edifices are beautifully done with calligraphy. The first three storeys of the Jama Masjid tower are made of red sandstone and the fourth one is made of marble, while the fifth is made of sandstone. The Jama Masjid is covered with intricate carvings and has verses inscribed from the holy Koran. The grand Red fort stands on the eastern side of the Jama Masjid. The main prayer hall of the Jama Masjid is made up of high cusped arches and marble domes. The cabinet in the north gate of the Jama Masjid contains a collection of Muhammad's relics - the Koran written on deerskin, a red beard-hair of the prophet, his sandals and his footprints, implanted in a marble block.
 
Jama Masjid Timings: 7am to12pm and 1.30pm to 6.30pm.
 
How to Reach,
 
Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi Railway Station
 
Nearest Airport: New Delhi International Airport
 
 
 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Delhi
City
New delhi
Location
New Delhi.
Address
Jama Masjid Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Nearest Railway Station
New Delhi (NDLS)
Nearest Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport
IN
latitude : 28.566499710 longitude :77.103103640
Corporation : New Delhi
GPS Code : VIDP
Open Year
1656
Height
41 metres
Architect
Islamic architecture
Dedicated To
Shah Jahan
Visiting Hours
7AM–12PM, 1:30–6:30PM

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