Jama Masjid, New Delhi

Jama Masjid is the Magnificent mosque that is located in Delhi is built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1656. The mosque is the prodigal representation of architecture that was built with a large patio with the capacity of 25,000 devotees. It shows the spiritual ardour of the Mughal emperors that were accommodating in the ancient city of Old Delhi. The mosque offers dominant scenes of the massive monument that is a place to offer religious offerings. The Jama masjid is believed to be the largest mosque in the country that has been built in the Mughal Empire.

The Striking structure of Jama Masjid

The mosque has a remarkable architecture that catches the eyes at the first glimpse and leaves the beholders awe-struck.

  • The mosque has eastern and western gateways and the western gateway remains open that faces towards the Holy city Mecca.
  • The mosque has white and black marble domes on top of the mosque and has an entrance in the centre.
  • You can see the two elevated towers at each side of the mosque that provides beautiful views from the top of the mosque.
  • The mosque is decorated and lit up on all the Fridays and Holy-days of the worshipers.

The religious importance of the mosque

The mosque has the blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture design which remains open for the travellers for free. The devotees enter the Hauz before entering the mosque to wash their hands, feet and face and then go on to offer their prayers. The place has significance in the Islamic religion thus people visit the mosque to offer their prayers and feel the power of the divine in the serenity of the atmosphere. This is truly an emblem of India’s rich culture and tradition that holds its importance even till the date.

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Jama Masjid Delhi Entry Fee

₹0 No entry fee
₹300 for Photography

Quick Facts about Jama Masjid Delhi

Structure Type- Mosque
Architectural Style- Islamic Architecture
Built by- Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
Supervised by- Wazir Saadullah Khan
Architect- Ustad Khalil
Inaugurated on- 23 July 1656
Cost of Construction- 1 million rupees
Maintained by – Delhi Waqf Board
Dimensions- Length- 80m; Width-27m; Height point- 41m
Mosque Capacity- 25,000
Materials used- Red Sandstone and Marble
Location- Central Delhi, Delhi
Address- Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Jama Masjid Delhi Timings

Monday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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Jama Masjid, New Delhi