The mosque was built in the mid 17th century during the reign of Shah Jahan, the Mughal Empire sultan who built the great Taj Mahal in Agra. It is on the eighth place of the largest mosques in the world. Be sure to visit this amazing place. Keep in mind that at the entrance to the mosque you must have an appropriate look. It is very important for Muslims. In India, many people who practice Islam. At this time, not so hot and people are not so much. Holds 25 thousand people. The word “Jama” refers to the Friday (congregational).
It was built this mosque more than 5 000 workers in the past six years. The mosque has three gates: the southern, northern and eastern. On ordinary days open the southern and northern. East Gate the most important is initially opened only for the emperor. Now they are open on Fridays and during Islamic holidays. Jama Masjid Delhi has two red and white striped minarets 40 meters high. One of them (south) is available for the tourists, it can be reached. The inscription at the entrance says that women unaccompanied climb to the minaret is prohibited.
On the roof of the mosque have three large white domes. Jama Masjid Delhi is one of the archaic and most remarkable places of Old Delhi. This mosque visits a huge number of people from different cities, countries and continents. It is the cultural and religious values of all the people of India. India is known for all its monuments of architecture all over the world In India a lot of Muslims so this place is visited by many people. Also, a many tourists come here every day to personally to see the architectural masterpiece. It is so narrow that they can hardly to disperse two people. And women must necessarily be accompanied by a guide.
If you want to see the whole city then you need to climb to the southern minaret the narrow staircase. In the center of the courtyard of the mosque can be found a swimming pool for washing the hands, face and feet.
Entrance to the mosque is framed by three arched entrances. Walls of buildings were built of red sandstone and white marble in the form of vertical stripes. Inside the marble floor of the mosque is divided into rectangles the size of the Muslim prayer rug and decorated with black and white patterns. Such places for prayer there are 899.
Until now mosque Jama Masjid is in excellent condition and is striking in its beauty
For all those who believe in the Prophet, this mosque is quite an important cultural and religious significance. It is here that are stored priceless the Muslim relics. This the shoe of the Prophet Muhammad; imprint of his feet in the stone; chapter of the Qur’an, which was written under the dictation of Mohammed; hair from his beard; Shard tombstones; the grave of the prophet and a copy of the Koran, which was written on deer skin. For many centuries people constantly come to this sacred place and pray for forgiveness of their sins.
Near the mosque Jama Masjid you can visit the legendary soulful restaurant Karims. Restaurant with an ancient history founded in 1913. The restaurant is popular with locals, are here preparing “the best kebabs in Delhi”.
Jama Masjid is a very robust energy and it is a place you can feel being in this sacred place. It really attracts like a magnet. For many people, this is not just a place where you can relax your mind and pray, it is also the cultural value of the whole of India. Mosque makes an unforgettable impression on all people.