- Women are not allowed to enter the mosque after Maghrib prayers (sunset)
Visit to the tower costs Rs. 30/- per person
Charges for camera (including mobile phones): Rs 300/-
This great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.
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.
JAMA MASJID CHANDNI CHOWK
I had taken a day off to go around Delhi and the end of the day brought us to Chandni Chowk and then at Karim's for dinner. I had been to a Karim's in Gurgaon the previous day and was hoping for a better experience, or at least, better food. Well, I got it finally. It was about 8 PM when we reached...More
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