Jama Masjid Delhi
Jama Masjid is the world’s largest and possibly the most magnificent mosque. It is on the road corresponding to the Red Fort. This huge mosque in Old Delhi is a sample of the excellent architectural beauty of the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan, in which 25,000 people can sit and pray together. The measurement of this mosque is 65 meters long and 35 meters wide, it has a space of 100 square meters in its courtyard. Built in 1656, it is a typical re-monument of Mughal religious reverence. Thousands of devotees come together and pray in its vast courtyard. The Jama Masjid is located 500 meters from the Red Fort.
It is also called Masjid-e-Jahanuma, which means the mosque with a view of victory over the world. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a Pradhan Masjid. A beautiful walled wall separates it from the main road. Located in the ancient town of Old Delhi, this monument was built by 5000 craftsmen. This magnificent structure rests on the face of Bhai Bheja, who is later one of the two hills of the Mughal capital. Earlier this monument is located towards the Red Fort and has four entrances, four pillars and two tower.
In the battle of the First War of Independence, the British were adopting all kinds of policies to overcome Lal Qila. For this, the British joined the local people in addition to the rented people to give information to lobby for money. At the time when British army under the leadership of Nickelson was trying to move towards Kabuli Gate, at the same time, a section of English army under the leadership of Colonel Campbell was trying to move towards Jama Masjid. In response to the firing by the royal army on houses, windows and four-door in tight streets, the English reached the Jama Masjid. But he could not wait for long. There was such a huge firing from artillery guns on the Jama Masjid that the British had lost their life. He was forced to escape and escape. When the British army arrived near Jama Masjid, people got out of the Jama Masjid attack. From the Jama Masjid, the English bullets fought against the swords. Hundreds of people coming out of the Jama Masjid fell on the stairs of the mosque. Even after this, the imperial soldiers did not give up. Both sides on the two sides were badly injured in the fierce battle that took place near Jama Masjid.
1 Jama Masjid is based on parallel vertical bars of red sand stone and white marble. Three domes made of white marble have been crafted with black straps.
2 This entire structure is in a higher position so that its grand entrance can be seen from all the surrounding areas. The width of the stairs is quite high in the north and south. The broad stairs and the arched entrance are the features of this popular mosque.
3 The main entrance gate was probably used by the emperors, which was closed on weekdays.
4 In the western direction of the main prayer hall, the high arches are decorated with 260 pillars and with about 15 marble domes on different heights.
5 People who pray, come here on most days, but on Friday and on other holy days the number increases.
6 The compound of the South Tower is 1076 square feet wide, where 25,000 people can sit and pray regularly at a time.
7 It consists of both elements of Hindu and Muslim within the architectural style.
8 A complete path of life, in the shadow of this old historical monument, on its stairs, its narrow streets find the essence of India’s small universe which tells the story of India’s rich cultural heritage.
9 In 1650 AD, Shah Jahan started building this mosque. The Jama Masjid was started in 6 years and 10 lakh rupees.
10 Jama Masjid is made of multi-stone and white marble.
11 The eastern gate of the Jama Masjid is open only on Friday. It is said in regards to this entryway that Sultan used to utilize this door.
12 The prayer house of the Jama Masjid is very beautiful. There are eleven arches in which the middle arch is bigger than the other. The vault made of it is finished with white and dark marble, which helps to remember the Nizamuddin Dargah.
13 It is said that the King Shah Jahan constructed the Jama Masjid of Rs 10 crore And it can be said to be an imitation of the Moti Masjid located in Agra.