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
B. The Main Entrance seen from the Main Mosque
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