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Jama Masjid – Interesting Facts and Trivia

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Masjid-i Jahan-Numa, or Jama Masjid as it is commonly called literally means the “World Reflecting Mosque”. Reflecting the history of ancient India, the Jama Masjid was built between 1644 and 1656, and is one of the largest mosques in India. Commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid flaunts a brilliant red sandstone and white marble design that will literally take your breath away with its beauty and intricacy. The Jama Masjid is filled with the history of the country, opulent heritage and even a few mysteries and controversies.

Be that as it may, visiting this mosque is the best way to appreciate the stunning architecture of the Mughal era and explore the vibrant culture of times gone by. This holiday season, do visit the Jama Masjid and book one of the fabulous hotels in Delhi for an enjoyable trip. Read on to know about some interesting facts and trivia about the Jama Masjid

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  • The construction of the Jama Masjid cost 5 lakh rupees and put approximately 5000 artisans to work

  • A whopping 25,000 people can pray in the courtyard of the Masjid, proving how vast it is

  • It took 12 years for the completion of this imposing monument

  • The name Jama Masjid means Friday Mosque

  • After winning the Revolt of 1857, the British had confiscated the mosque and stationed soldiers there and would have destroyed it had there been no resistance

The Jama Masjid is a treasure trove of important and fascinating history of the country, tales and legends that make it a must-visit for every art and history enthusiast. The next time you’re planning a holiday to Delhi, check out Travelguru for a detailed list of the best Delhi hotels!

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