Jama Masjid New Delhi a Top religious destination in India
Jama Masjid Delhi a Top religious destination in India is one of the largest mosques in Delhi, India. It is also among the top tourists visited places in India. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan bulit the Jama Masjid. It takes the ost of rupees one million rupees. Jama Masjid is famous for its three domes on the terrace and two minarets. In the construction of Jama Masjid, total 5000 workers worked. The original name of Jama Masjid is Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa. Shah Jahan also built other famous monuments like Taj Mahal, at Agra and the Red Fort in New Delhi. Imam Bukhari inaugurated the Mosque on 23 July 1656. People came to the world to pray Namaj here on Jama (a Friday).
Jama Masjid New Delhi Building
Jama Masjid which is India’s largest mosque is one of the last monuments built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The Construction of the mosque started in 1650 and was finished in 1656, after which it remained the royal mosque of the emperors until the end of the Mughal period.
Structure of Jama Masjid New Delhi
When we talked about the structure of the Jama Masjid, It has three gates, four towers and two minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. First three storeys of the minarets is made of red sandstone, the fourth of marble and the fifth of sandstone. floors of the mosque is too similar to the Jama Masjid Agra. It is covered with the white and black marble to look like Muslim prayer mat.
Attack on Jama Masjid New Delhi
Jama Masjid has been attacked twice, one in 2006 and another one was in 2010. In the first attack, two explosions occurred in the mosque in which thirteen people was injured. In the second attack of Jama Masjid, two Taiwanese students were injured as two gunmen opened fire upon them.