Highlighting Remarkable Facts About Delhi’s Jama Masjid

 

Delhi is one of those cities which reflects a great deal of heritage and culture of our country through the presence of great monuments and other masterpieces from the glorious history of our country. Jama Masjid is one of those monuments, it is considered to be the largest mosque in India. The prestigious mosque rivals the splendour of neighbouring Red Fort in its size and beauty. The mosque constitutes a 40 metre high minarets, marble domes which are onion-shaped and enchanting use of red and white sandstone. It is undoubtedly one of the prettiest mosques belonging to the Mughal era.

 

This article would be including and highlighting some of the most amazing facts about the historical mosque which seem to be so magnificent at the sight of flocks of pigeons roaming around its huge courtyard. The mosque was built by Shah Jahan, the man behind building Taj Mahal. This architectural beautiful art of work lies west of Red Fort. It consists of three different gates, the north gate is said to be its main entrance. Tourists entry is not allowed during prayers if you move up to the south of the mosque. You would be able to get a whole view of old Delhi.

                          CONTENTS

  • Playground for kids
  • Prestigious architecture 
  • The philosophy and meaning
  • The estimated cost 
  • One of the largest mosque
  • The attacking 
  • The introduction or inauguration of the mosque

 

 

 

  • Playground for kids

Jama Masjid is one of the most astonishing architectural structures marking its presence in the capital. It also holds huge religious importance for the believers of Islam. If you ever visited old Delhi, you must have not missed the glance of its huge minarets. Old Delhi is one of the crowdest places of the city, but it highlights its own beauty and charm and never fails to draw the attention of the tourists. The mosque also has a huge open area, where people sit after prayers and children play and people also tend to walk in that particular area.

 

  • Prestigious architecture 

You would be amazed to know that the architecture of the mosque took the inspiration from Hindu and Jain culture and their methods of building architecture, focusing mainly on the western part of the mosque. The structure contains various patterns and motifs, that are also used in other religions, making the mosque multi-cultural structure.

 

  • The philosophical meaning

While there are various history-based theories present about the meaning of Jama Masjid. In history, it is believed that Shah Jahan built the mosque to disseminate the meaning of unity among all. The original name of the mosque was Masjid-i- Jahan-Numa which means in the translation, to reflect the world.

 

 

  • The estimated cost

The mosque was built by Shah Jahan during the period of 1644 and 1656, a million was spent on building the mosque back then. More than 6000 workers constructed the structure, working day and night for almost a decade.

 

  • One of the largest mosque

The mosque is considered to be the largest mosque in the world and can constitute a large number of people, which is around 25000 people in its central courtyard, with a total of 85000 people in its whole premises. And the beautiful scenery during Eid is something which can make a lifetime memory.

 

  • The attacking

Yes, you heard that right. The prestigious mosque survived two whole attacks. A bomb explosion took place in 2006 and also firing in the year of 2010. With the blessings of almighty, it survived both the attacks and is still considered to be one of the main attractions in the capital.

 

  • The introduction or inauguration of the mosque

The inauguration of the mosque was done by Imam from Uzbekistan, coming from a faraway distant place some centuries ago. That must have been a journey of lyrical balance. The mosque Jama Masjid is the symbol of peace and unity.

 

Summary 

The Article discusses unknown facts of the world’s biggest mosque and also about the beauty and charm of the mosque.

 

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