Jama Masjid or Masjid-i-jahan-Numa means a world reflecting mosque. This historical place is located in the central heart of old Delhi just opposite the famous red fort. Every people who has interest in historical places they must be wants to know history of jama masjid. They also interested in who built the jama masjid. Here in this article I will tell you brief history of Jama masjid and overview of architecture of jama masjid.
BRIEF HISTORY OF JAMA MASJID
It was known as central mosque of the old delhi in the time of shah jahan.He completed this mosque in the year 1656 and made it the biggest and best known mosque all over India.The name of Jama Masjid was put on the Friday noon prayer which used to given at this mosque. The capacity of this mosque is about 25000 people which are more than any other mosque in India. The history of Jama Masjid included the blood shielding work of about 5000 labours for making this mosque. The cost of this mosque at the time period of Shah Jahan was estimated to be about 1 million rupees.
About the architecture of the Jama Masjid, it has two 40 meter high minarets made of pure red stone and white marble. It has three entry gates and four towers in the complex of the Masjid.The Jama Masjid can be seen from any region within 5 kiolmeter of its radius as it was located on a place which was on a higher ground in comparison to the other buildings of the area. The architecture of another mosque built by the son of Shah Jahan in Lahore is similar to Jama Masjid. There is a massive use of red stone in Jama Masjid which helped it standing all seasons of the year.