Can you guess which Mosque is this?
If you are considering it as Badshahi Masjid of Lahore, Pakistan. You are mistaken.
Let’s know which masjid is this. You will be amazed to know that this masjid is not Badshahi masjid of Lahore, Pakistan but “This is Jama Masjid of Delhi, India”.
The Jama Masjid of Delhi, India also known as Majid-e-Jahan-Numa built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan on 1656. The Imam of this mosque is called Shahi Imam. The first Imam of this mosque was Syed Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari from Bukhara, Uzbekistan. He was appointed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Currently Syed Ahmed Bukhari is the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid. The courtyard of this mosque can accommodate more than 25000 persons. The courtyard also has an open water tank to do the ablution. It has three great gates, Baab Abdullah, Baab Shah Jahan and Baab Abdul Ghafoor also known as Gate 1, 2 and 3 respectively. It has two long minarets about 130 feet in height, inside the minarets there are stairs, going to the top.
In British time, they put the soldiers there. They also tried to demolish it to punish the people who were opposing British rule but it could not be done.
The Badshahi masjid of Lahore, Pakistan was built on 1673 by Shah Jahan’s Son Mughal emperor Aurangzeb has the similar architectural plan as Jama Masjid Delhi, India.
You can also enjoy having Pakistani/Afghani food on the hotels/streets near Jama Masjid. There are hotels, cloth shops, crockery market and many beautiful visiting sites that can’t be explained in words.