Wednesday, 10 July 2013


By Raj Thakkar  |  05:23 6 comments

                  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.

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.

jama masjid

                   Jama Masjid is also known as the Friday congregational mosque because Muslims turn up in large numbers to offer Namaz on Fridays, called as the yaum al-jum`a. Masjid-i-Jahan Numa popularly called as Jama Masjid, means the mosque commanding a view of the world. The mosque is a real example of great architecture that existed during the Mughal period. It has the blend of both Hindu and Mughal style of architecture.
              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.

Author: Raj Thakkar

Raj Thakkar is a Blogger (By Choice) from Bhuj.He has completed his B.Tech. CE from Ganpat University.


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  3. Please visit Jama Masjid Website

  4. nice work but some more detail please

  5. Jamia masjid dehli is the beautiful archetecture of Muslims.
    Shahjahan king of the architecture build it.
    I was been there in 2006 it's seems like I am standing in badshahi masjid Lahore.
    Stone carving designs are marvels.


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