Jama Masjid – A Must-Visit Historical Destination For Tourists Visiting Manesarby Shobha Mehrotra Select Holiday Resorts Pvt. Ltd
Known to be one of the beautiful mosques in India, this historical Jama Masjid is housed in the heart of the old Delhi. Built by Shah Jahan, this masterpiece depicts the Muslim-Hindu architecture. If you are staying in the hotels near IMT Manesar as a tourist, do not miss to see this magnificent mosque that can accommodate around 20000 devotees at a time. Read on to find some interesting facts about this amazing mosque.
A brief history: Known as the Masjid-I Jahan Numa, the local people renamed this marvellous mosque as Jama Masjid, which was built in 1656. Imam inaugurated it from Bukhara, this stunning structure has three main gates and has four large towers in it. A first-time tourist should not miss visiting this mosque to appreciate the architecture of the yester-decades.
Protection and maintenance: Though this beautiful architecture was supposed to destroyed by the British Rulers, it was averted by severe protection by the devotees as this monument was the last one created by Shah Jahan. Thanks to the brilliant work of Ustad Khalil, this mosque exists today and presently maintained by the Delhi Waqf Board.
Magnificent courtyard: Visitors can surely have a different feel while entering the courtyard which is entirely built with red sandstone. The beautiful royal entrance is located on the eastern gate which has over thirty steps on it to reach the market where shops and restaurants are located. Guests who stay in the resorts near Delhi for a weekend getaway can visit here for shopping and appreciate the architecture.
Overall structure: The entire mosque has two minarets, three gateways and four large towers. It has five floors with a huge balcony on each floor. One can see the writings of Quaran on deerskin at the north gate. Muslims come in large numbers to offer Namaz in specific timings in all the days. Muslim tourists can also join in the daily prayers, which are fixed in particular timings.
Attract Muslim tourists: Interestingly, Muslim tourists who visit Delhi will not fail to visit this wonderful mosque to offer their prayers. Business travellers who stay in the nearby star hotels too come here for the ‘namaz’ as this place can accommodate any number of people at a time. Most of the local Muslims also come here for their daily prayers.
As India is a secular country, people of varied faith never hesitate to visit this amazing Jama Masjid and appreciate the architecture and the beauty of this large mosque. Non-Muslims are allowed in specific timings and are allowed to take photographs. Undoubtedly, this stunning mosque stands tall in demonstrating the secular feature by receiving an innumerable number of tourists of all faith who come various parts of the world.
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