Jama Masjid, New Delhi


About Jama Masjid

A Mughal-style mosque with 40m high minarets. Also known as Masjid-I-Jahan-Numa which translates to ‘the mosque with a commanding view of the world’, was built by nearly 5000 workers under the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan. The word ‘Jama’ roughly translates to Friday and hence it is also called as the Friday Mosque.

The interiors of the Mosque will help you know more about the structure which is constructed from fine red sandstone and white marble. A 16th-century monument, it can accommodate up to 25,000 worshippers at a time. Jama Masjid is considered as the largest mosque in India with an area of about 408 square km.

A jama masjid (Persian: مسجد جامع‎), also known as a congregational mosque or Friday mosque, is a type of mosque which is the main mosque of a certain area that hosts the special Friday noon prayers known as jumu'ah. They also host the Eid prayers in situations when there is no musalla or eidgah available or nearby to host the prayers.
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