Jama Masjid is one of the top Muslim religious places in India. The Indian Muslims follow the guidance of Jama Masjid Imam. The Mosque also knew as Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, which means the world reflecting Mosque. The Jama Mosque located in the centre of Old Delhi and just opposite to another famous Monument Red Fort. Thousands of visitors visit the Masjid every year and knowing the history of the Masjid.
Construction of Jama Mosque:
The great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built many magnificent monuments and brought glory in culture and tradition to Mughal Dynasty. He also built this Mosque. During his rule the mosque known as central Mosque of the Old Delhi. Shah Jahan wanted to build a large and magnificent mosque to the followers of Islam. So he completed this mosque in 1656 AD. The Jama Mosque is the largest one and well-known in India. About 5000 workers worked to build this magnificant construction. Shah Jahan spares one million rupees for the construction in those days. Jama Masjid also famous as Friday congregational mosque because a large number of Muslim devotees visit to offer Namaz to Allah. These offering Namaz are called Yaum al-jum a. So this Masjid-i-Jahan Numa popularly called as Jama Masjid.
The Architecture of Jama Masjid:
Mughals build this architecture with tremendous outlook. The architects used both Hindu and Mughal style of architecture. The Mughals used the minerates in their every construction. Like that the Masjid has also two minerates at the height of 40 meters. These minerates made of pure red and white marble. We can see here four towers in the Masjid complex and fixed three entry gates to allow the devotees and visitors into the Namaz Place.
There is a unique at the construction that the Jama Masjid is built on higher ground to compare with other constructions around it. The same style of another mosque also built by Shah Jahan’s son in Lahore. The ground and Pillars all constructed with strong Red Stone, so Jama Masjid stands for many years. It is the greatest spiritual place in India.