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Delhi Tourism – Vistas of Jama Masjid

Written By: Manoj

The Jama Masjid at Delhi is one of the oldest and largest mosques of India and was built under the reigh of Emperor Shah Jahan. It was originally named 'Masjid - I - Jahan Numa' which means the mosque which reflects the world.

It later got it present name from the word 'Jumma' which means friday. The friday prayers are considered very important and every Muslim goes to the mosque on that day.

The mosque can hold upto 25,000 worshippers in it at any given time and has three gates and four towers. The floor of this moqsue has a covering of black marble which resembles a Muslim prayer mat.

It is a major attraction in Delhi visited by all who come here. Here is a pictorial tour of this beautiful mosque.

Frontal View
  

Frontal View

View of the Jama Masjid from the front side.

Photo Courtesy: rajkumar1220

 

Cleansing
  

Cleansing

Devotees washing up before the prayers.

Photo Courtesy: Romain Pontida

 

Crowd
  

Crowd

People gathering for 'Namaaz'.

Photo Courtesy: Michael Day

 

Flock of Birds
  

Flock of Birds

Pigeons gathered in the courtyard.

Photo Courtesy: Kashif Pathan

 

Carvings
  

Carvings

The intricate carvings on its doors.

Photo Courtesy: Peter Rivera

 

Beautiful Architecture
  

Beautiful Architecture

A look at the domes of the Jama Masjid.

Photo Courtesy: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

 

Sunset
  

Sunset

Birds flying off to their homes.

Photo Courtesy: Sourav Das

 

View from the top
  

View from the top

Aerial view of the courtyard.

Photo Courtesy: Prashant Ram

 

Namaaz
  

Namaaz

Devotees offering their prayers.

Photo Courtesy: rajkumar1220

 

Shops
  

Shops

Hawkers selling their wares outside the Jama Masjid.

Photo Courtesy: rajkumar1220

 

 

 

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