Jami Masjid, Delhi

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    Jama Masjid before Asr prayers
    by alycat
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    The entrance
    by SirRichard
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    Jama Masjid

    by alycat Updated Dec 27, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Every time I visited Delhi I made it a point to visit Jama Masjid, although a prayer can be offered at any mosque and it holds no religious significance as such, but the size of this overwhelming structure subdues all your senses. Situated in the ancient town of Old Delhi, the Jama Masjid is one of the grand architectural examples of the Mughal era.

    Built by Emperor Shahjahan, the mosque was originally called the Masjid-i-Jahanuma or "Mosque commanding a view of the world". This part of Delhi still retains the old-world charm of markets in Mughal times.

    Jama Masjid faces the Red Fort and is built on a plain that is higher that the Red Fort. The Emperor wanted the mosque to be on a higher plain than the fort as a mark of obedience and respect to Allah.

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    Jami Masjid

    by SirRichard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: JAMI MASJID MOSQUE
    In the center of old muslim Delhi, this mosque is brightly decorated in red and white. It has a magnificient square front patio, where more than 25.000 persons can sit and pray.
    Built by Shah Jahan, the Moghul emperor who also built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Jama Masjid is the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India.

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