Places, People and Visual Stories

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways – Jama Masjid, New Delhi

Being the week of EID, I thought I will use the photographs of one of the largest mosques of the world, Jama Masjid, in Delhi. I had shot it extensively during the Friday prayers of EID.

The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Persian: مسجد جھان نما, Devanagari: मस्जिद जहान नुमा, the ‘World-reflecting Mosque’), commonly known as the Jama Masjid (Hindi: जामा मस्जिद, Urdu: جامع مسجد‎) of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. Construction began in 1650 and was completed in 1656. It lies at the beginning of the Chawri Bazar Road, a very busy central street of Old Delhi. The later name, Jama Masjid, refers to the weekly Friday noon congregation prayers of Muslims, Jummah, which are usually done in a mosque, the “congregational mosque” or “jāma masjid”. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The mosque also houses several relics in a closet in the north gate, including an antique copy of the Qur’an written on deer skin.

I am presenting here two stunning pairs, each with two perspectives (one from floor-level, the other – Aerial)

A. The Façade of the Main Mosque in the complex

The Façade of the Main Mosque Structure from the top of the Main entrance

The Façade of the Main Structure from the floor level in open court yard

B. The Main Entrance seen from the Main Mosque

The Façade of the Main Entrance from the Main Mosque at floor level

The Façade of the Main Entrance from the top of the Minaret of the Main Mosque

I also did an inspiring posting POWER OF FAITH. Make sure you click on POWER OF FAITH, visit it and leave your precious feedback.

Looking forward to your kind feedback and sharing!



11 responses

  1. Love the angle of the 2nd shot!

    August 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    • Yes, indeed! Since it is not easy to make out that the two are the same!

      August 10, 2013 at 2:53 pm

  2. Amar Naik

    great captures

    August 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    • Thanks Amar for leaving your invaluable footprints

      August 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      • Amar Naik

        😛 you are welcome on my blog too 😀
        which lens did you use?

        August 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      • Loved going through outreach! You seem to be in the US now and exploring! Liked your notes on introspection, cricket and of course all photo challenges! Thanks

        August 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm


    Beautiful Blog!

    August 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    • Thanks! I really apologize for missing your comment. Love and rgds.

      August 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm


        This is a drama free zone- NP ; )

        August 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm

  4. jampang

    great photos!

    August 15, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    • Thanks Jampang for dropping in and appreciating. rgds.

      August 16, 2013 at 4:29 am

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