Khussh Wed Apr 12 16:37:01 UTC 2017
Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Jama Masjid between 1644 and 1656. It was constructed by more than 5000 workers. It was originally called Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, meaning 'mosque commanding view of the world'. The construction was done under the supervision of Saadullah Khan, wazir (or prime minister) during Shah Jahan's rule. The cost of the construction at the time was one million Rupees.[1] Shah Jahan also built the Taj Mahal, at Agra and the Red Fort in New Delhi, which stands opposite the Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid was completed in 1656 AD (1066 AH).[2] The mosque was inaugurated by an Imam Bukhari, a mullah from Bukhara, Uzbekistan, on 23 July 1656, on the invitation from Shah Jahan.[3] About 25,000 people can pray in the courtyard at a time and it is sometimes regarded as India's largest mosque.[4][5] The mosque is commonly called "Jama" which means Friday.[1] After the British victory in Revolt of 1857, they confiscated the mosque and stationed their soldiers here.They also wanted to destroy the mosque to punish the people of the city. But due to opposition faced, the demolition was not done.[6] Scam:- Don't pay Rs 300 at Gate No:3 if someone ask you to deposit for the use of mobiles and cameras.enter through gate no :1. Tip:-you can see mosque top view from my right side minar with ticket and carry a water bottle with you as minar is a bit dark and congested.just in case breathless. As such it is a mosque there is nothing to see just itself the structure. Modern times Architecture
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